Languages: French

French is a national language of twenty-eight countries and spoken widely in at least eighteen more. Our French program is not just for students interested in France but also for students interested in the literatures and cultures of the Francophone world.  The dedicated and creative teachers and scholars in our French unit share a commitment to excellence of instruction whether it be in a first year French class, a specialized course for minors or majors (all of which are taught in French), a course on French literature and Cinema, on French Philosophy, or an advanced seminar across the curriculum on France and globalization.  All of our students are encouraged to study abroad through our LBAT programs or GT-approved programs such as GT Lorraine in France.  At Georgia Tech, you can master a critical need language to a professional level within the context of a four-year degree and immerse yourself in one of the world’s richest cultures.

The French Program at Georgia Tech Offers

  • Courses in literature, culture, and film with reading and discussion in French.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS), a joint Bachelor of Science degree with International Affairs (IAML), and a joint Bachelor of Science degree with Economics (GEML).

  • Team-taught courses in French with INTA faculty and work to maintain contact with French cultural, political, and business organizations in the Atlanta area.

  • The possibility to receive your degree with the International Plan French designator (reflecting a minimum of 26 weeks abroad spent in study, research, or internship).  Modern Languages IP advisor is Bettina Cochran.

  • Study abroad opportunities through our LBAT programs or GT-approved programs such as GT Lorraine in France.

Summer intensive language programs in France & Senegal

  • A 12-credit 10 week summer LBAT program in France (Paris and Nice) is also available. For info on the Paris-Nice LBAT program, please contact Dr. Cottille-Foley.

  • A varying length and credit LBAT summer program is offered in Senegal. For info on the Senegal program, please contact Dr. Ippolito.

GT Lorraine in Metz, France

  • Established as Georgia Institute of Technology’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France (less than 90 minutes by train from Paris), Georgia Tech-Lorraine is a highly innovative institution offering year-round undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs, and it is also home to a strong sponsored research program through the Unité Mixte Internationale (UMI) - an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

  • Over 2000 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students (CS, ECE, and ME) have spent a semester or more on the Metz campus- enriching their education with a global perspective.

French and Francophone Film Festival

  • Dr. Stéphanie Boulard organizes the French and Francophone Film Festival every year.  For info, please contact Dr. Boulard.