Participez au futur francophone en Louisiane et dans le monde !
Come to UL Lafayette to earn your undergraduate degree in French, your Masters in French, or your Ph.D. in Francophone Studies and be part of the Francophone future in Louisiana and the world.
Our university is located in the heart of French Louisiana, a cultural crossroads joining many areas of the contemporary Francophone world that share historical and linguistic roots. As a French student at UL Lafayette, you’ll experience first hand our unique culture, heritage, and multicultural diversity. Lafayette and Acadiana will be your classroom.
At all levels, the breadth and reach of the courses and approaches reflect this diversity and richness to make the experience at UL Lafayette unique. Our dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary programs cover the literatures, cinema, and cultures of France, Belgium, Quebec, Acadia, Louisiana, the Antilles and Haïti, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Maghreb.
Opportunities to use your French abound! Multiple French tables and gatherings around the area let you interact with multiple generations of native Cajun French speakers, who link the past to the present and the future.
Students from all over the Francophone World come together at UL Lafayette to explore the rich variety, hybridity, and créolisation of the global Francophonie using a variety of approaches: literary, linguistic, critical, ethnographic, cinematographic, historical, culture and folklore studies.
Through a rich variety of coursework ranging from language and cultural studies to literature and civilization, your abilities in French will flourish, and you’ll be ready to make your mark on the world – en français !
A minor in French is the perfect complement to any degree, providing important skills to enhance your professional options.
Masters in French
Our Masters program will allow you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the Francophone World and enhance your ability to conduct research in your field. Alone, it can enhance your competitiveness on the job market, or it will prepare you for even more advanced and specialized study in your field.
PhD in Francophone Studies
Our unique program prepares you for a career in higher education. You will enter the highly competitive academic job market with specialized training in research, teaching, and professional skills.