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How would I look this up?

mdhopefulmdhopeful Registered User Posts: 373 Member
edited September 2005 in College Search & Selection
I want to major in french in college. How would I find, maybe a ranking, or even just a listing, of schools that have strong programs in french/languages, and/or schools where a lot of the student body studies abroad?

Thanks
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Replies to: How would I look this up?

  • collegehelpcollegehelp Registered User Posts: 6,589 Senior Member
    US News Best Colleges has a list of outstanding Study Abroad Colls

    The College Board Index of Majors will list which colleges offer a major in french. Then narrow down by state, selectivity, type (University or LAC).

    Rugg's Recommendations lists for French:
    U Arizona
    Berkeley
    Columbia
    Dartmouth
    Emory
    Georgetown
    harvard
    Holy Cross
    Indiana U
    Mills (CA)
    Mt Holyoke
    Northwestern
    Princeton
    Scripps
    Tufts
    Tulane
    Washington U St Louis
    Wellesley

    I have no idea how Rugg's arrived at this. Don't take their word for it, but it is someplace to start.
  • mikemacmikemac Registered User Posts: 9,972 Senior Member
    at Kalamazoo in Michigan, a small LAC, 80% of the students go abroad. Middlebury deserves a look, since they are one of the strongest schools i the country for foreign languages and have a famed summer institute.

    A website with lots of info entitled "What works in international education" is at http://www.beloit.edu/~i50/whatworks.html

    BTW, I think you'd get more replies if you used a more accurate title. "how would I look this up?" could be about anything from baseball stats to college zip codes; "help me find colleges with good french programs" might attract more interest from those who know what you need ...
  • bklynmombklynmom Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Middlebury. Georgetown Foreign Languages and Linguistics.
    Concordia in Minnesota.
    Earlham, I believe, is quite strong in foreign language and study.
  • quiltguruquiltguru Registered User Posts: 1,476 Senior Member
    Vassar is very strong in French and has its own study abroad program in France (I can't remember if it is Paris, Lyons, or both).
  • huskem55huskem55 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 4,284 Senior Member
    connecticut college has fantastic, nationally commended, study abroad programs. At least half of the junior class studies abroad for at least one semester, from anywhere from the typical england and italy to kenya and vietnam. you can go individually with a general study abroad program, or you can choose to go in a special conn college group led by one of its professors.
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