Rutgers University offers the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the French language and culture:
Maison Française - Douglass Campus
The French House is located on Douglass Campus. A native speaker resident director teaches a class held on Monday evenings and organizes other activities. French is spoken throughout the house, which enables students to improve their speaking ability significantly, and they share cultural moments together (movies, food, music, etc.). Open to female students of any college with some prior French study. Residents receive 1.5 credits per semester for their particpation in the French House and the Monday evening class. (Course number 01:090:235/236:01).
For more information and an application contact:
Director of Global Academic Programs
Room 101A, College Hall, Douglass Campus
Residence in Frelinghuysen Hall- College Avenue Campus
The French Language and Culture Living Learning Community is located in Frelinghuysen Hall, in the College Avenue Campus. Frelinghuysen Hall is pleasant and has a real community feel so that most students consider it desirable. Students live with peers, ranging from first year students through seniors, who are interested in developing their knowledge of French language and culture. They are required to earn 1.5 credits per semester by participating in the “French Cultural Experience” course; there is no limit to the number of times the course can be taken. Two of these courses can be applied toward the French minor. The prerequisites for the course include successful completion of French 102 or the attainment of the equivalent level on the placement exam. The community offers activities that take place in and outside the residence: French Club events, film screenings, field trips to museum exhibitions, music, and theater productions revolving around French themes, as well as informal lunches, dinners, and conversational groups where French is spoken. The French Cultural Experience course perfects conversational skills and explores various aspects of life in France and other French-speaking regions. Each semester the course explores a different, overarching topic, so that students may continue to take it each term as long as they are participating in the Community. The course takes place once per week in the evening in the Leupp lounge (Course number - 01:090:227/228:01) The French Language and Culture Living Learning Community is open to all Rutgers students with a strong interest in French who have completed one year of college French.
For questions concerning French course requirements, please contact:
Professor François Cornilliat
Undergraduate Director in French
203C Ruth Adams Building, DC
732 932-3750 x27 or
Language and Culture Living-Learning Application.