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

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.


Printemps 2017

Institut français film series

Selection tentative and dates TBA.  Film series made possible thanks to the Institut français.


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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!