As a French major at Calvin, you have the opportunity to further your knowledge through off-campus studies. Enjoy France’s vibrant culture by taking semester-long courses abroad in the city of Grenoble, or you can enjoy a shorter adventure with an interim abroad to Quebec or France.
Semester in France
- Everywhere you look, you'll see mountains: the Chartreuse range sits to the north and to the west towers the Vercors range; the Belledonne range fills in the view to the east. The Drac and Isère rivers intersect in the picturesque town of Grenoble, in a valley carved out by a glacier. Here, you will thrive as you deepen your understanding of the French language and culture.
FREN W80 Interim in Quebec
- Discover French-Canadian culture and language in Montreal and Quebec City.
FREN W80 Interim in Haiti
- You'll spend two and a half weeks teaching French to the student orphans of EBAC Christian Academy and Orphanage in Morne Rouge, Haiti.
Immersion program in Canada
Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course for Canadian citizens. The program is offered during the spring or summer. You may receive Calvin credit for completing this program. Learn more about this program at the Explore website.
Grenoble student blog
To get an impression of what the semester in Grenoble is like, you can read this blog, written by a student who experienced the Grenoble semester.