The Esprit français cultural series is a way for all Valpo French students to connect with one another and with native speakers on campus.

Printemps 2017

Ciné-club français – French film series

All films will be shown with English subtitles.
Film series made possible thanks to the Institut français.

Foire aux fromages

Feb. 7, 6 pm, LRC
French cheese tasting … an annual tradition!

A haute voix

April 12, 4:30 pm, VUCA, Duesenberg Hall
French out loud!  A celebration of the spoken word en français. 

Career panel by VU Alum

April 19, 7 – 8 pm, VUCA
From French Major to CAO — Tina Yarovsky ’92 (French and IECA) will talk about her career path as part of the Valpo@Work panel presentation

Automne 2016

Fête d’ouverture

Aug. 31, 5:30-7 pm, German House
Open House for French students. There will be food!


Sept. 13, 7-8pm, LRC
Learn about career paths, study abroad options, and other French opportunities on campus and beyond. You’ll also receive your Guide Valpo!

Soirée crêpes

Oct. 17, 7-8 pm, LRC
Learn to make and enjoy some tasty French crêpes.  Hosted by French 203 students.

French Lecture

November 10, 6:30-7:30 pm, LRC
Lecture by French historian Pap Ndiaye: The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France

Being French at Valpo

Nov. 17, 7:30-8:30 pm, LRC
Panel discussion with visiting French students from Cergy, Compiègne, and La Rochelle.

French Seminar Banquet

Dec. 5, LRC
Graduating French majors will present their final project at a Renaissance-inspired banquet.


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Participation in Esprit français is integrated into all French courses, providing great opportunities for French students to use the language on a regular basis outside class while building closer connections with native speakers and fellow French students in the program.

En plus, c’est amusant!