Studying French at Mizzou opens doors to degrees in International Studies and International Business, as well as journalism, health sciences, and global public health. Our graduates, who have become truly global citizens with deep understanding of Francophone culture, have gone on to pursue careers in business, diplomacy, humanitarianism, teaching, and journalism. 

We offer flexible, engaging options for our French majors and minors, including:

  • Flexible course formats, including our signature Passeport Culturel, an exciting new online capstone with project-based learning and credit assigned for attending Francophone events
  • Study & internships abroad:  faculty-led summer programs in Lyon offering both cultural immersion & business internship opportunities, in both English & French
  • Partnerships with local & regional businesses to offer service learning and local internship opportunities
  • Teacher training and certification programs:  in cooperation with the School of Education, students in our program can also become certified to teach foreign languages in our BA+Education program, and at the Master's Level educators can continue to develop their knowledge in our MALT.  For more, contact Dr. Dawn Heston at
  • A wide variety of courses in literature, film, gender studies, & cultural studies. Recent courses include:  Francophone African and Haitian literature and culture; Race and feminism in France; the “city” in French literature; Contemporary France; Francophone cinema; and Francophone literature, cinema, and public health. 
  • Participation in a vibrant community of French speakers in Columbia from all around the Francophone world, in conjunction with our faculty's role in the Afro-Romance Institute
  • Showcase your French skills by participating in our chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the oldest French studies national honor society.  To apply, email Prof. Muratore

SLLC’s French program reflects the international importance of the French language and the cultural diversity of the French speaking world.  French is the official language of over 29 countries worldwide, and is spoken by 274 million people around the globe, including: Canada; the Caribbean and Latin America (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana); the Indian Ocean countries of Madagascar and Mauritius; North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria), several West African countries (Senegal, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Cameroon, and many others), and in Europe, not only France, but also Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Monaco.   French is the procedural language of the European Union and the only language used for deliberations at the EU Court of Justice.  It is also one of the main “working languages” of the United Nations.  

For more information, please contact:  Prof. Megan Moore,

Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert French Study Abroad Scholarship Application


This scholarship is designed to support students participating in a practical learning experience or activity in a French-speaking country. It is open to current French majors and minors. Awards will be granted in March. Travel must take place during the 12-month period following the granting of the award. The evaluation committee will consider academic excellence, need, and the pertinence of travel to academic and career goals. We encourage underrepresented communities to apply. Priority will be given to applicants who will be participating in a faculty-led program in a francophone country. The minimum award is $500 and the maximum is $2500.


  • Application Essay
  • Proof of participation in a program or activity in a French-speaking country
  • Award recipients agree to present an exposé based on their experience

Clearly indicate the following information on your essay:

  • Your name
  • Your major / minor
  • Your current standing (freshman, etc.)
  • Label clearly and answer both of the following questions:

Essay questions:

Question 1: Which specific aspect of this experience appeals to you? And what do you hope to learn from this experience?

Question 2: How do you hope to apply the knowledge and experience you gain from this program in your personal and/or professional life?

(1000 words maximum)

Send applications to Dr. Daniel Sipe ( by February 15, 2022. Award winner(s) will be informed by March 1, 2022



Wilkins Graduate Summer Fellowship

The School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures is pleased to offer two competitive summer fellowships to graduate students studying French and Francophone cultures & literatures. These two fellowships offer $4,000 to support SLLC graduate students pursuing a summer research project in French or Francophone countries. Stipends may be used for travel to remote research sites as well as for on-campus summer research.

Awards: Two $4000 summer stipends are awarded annually to outstanding French graduate students


  • Applicants must be graduate students from SLLC pursuing a research project in French or Francophone studies
  • Previous awardees are ineligible
  • Students with summer teaching are ineligible


  • CV or résumé
  • Budget
  • 1 page prospectus outlining project rationale and expected contributions of summer research to overall degree completion

For more information, please contact:  Prof. Megan Moore,