Our Mission

    UAF's French program offers courses in French language, literature, and culture (French-speaking countries included) at all levels. Advanced classes are taught entirely in French with the goal of fluency for all students. Majors and minors are encouraged to go abroad.

    Direct exchanges

    Do you want to go to French-speaking country –France, Switzerland, French Canada or Senegal while paying UAF tuition through direct exchange? Visit UAF Office of International programs and choose, depending on your field, finances and preferences, from several French-speaking universities with whom UAF has a direct exchange

    Study Abroad Programs

    Institut des Sciences Politiques, in Rennes, Bretagne, France

    Université Jean Monnet in Southern France

    Universite de Neuchatel in Switzerland

    Universite de Quebec a Montreal, French Canada:

    Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

    Universite Laval, Quebec City

    Universite de Sherbrooke

    Work Abroad/Immersion Opportunities

    Teaching Assistant program

    La Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique

    UAF French Program

    Our students

    A growing number of UAF students are choosing French as a double major due to the career advantages knowledge of French can offer. By the time our students graduate, they are usually fluent in French.

    The French Club meets each Monday evening at 7pm in the Language Lab. All students or speakers of French are welcome!

    Our Instructors

    Our Opportunities

    We strongly encourage all students to study in a French-speaking country like France, Switzerland, Canada, and many more!

    Attend schools in other parts of the world at UAF tuition. Your options include: International Student Exchange, work abroad, and National Student Exchange .

    For all of which financial aid and scholarships are available.


    We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced language courses. All of our upper division classes are taught in French, but don't worry, we work up to that. 

    To see a full listing of classes we offer, click here