Live with and teach English to a family in France: Immerse yourself in the French language and culture while teaching English in France. This volunteer programme is a great opportunity to experience French lifestyle and improve your linguistic skills at a low cost. Aliore.org.
Telescope Film: A database of over 450,000 films and a collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States that offers a weekly curated selection of French cinema (telescopefilm.com/frenchstreams).
Alliance Française: Promoting French language and French-speaking cultures through language classes, social and cultural events and information resources in Minnesota
Cultural Services: A division of the French Embassy in the United States with the mission of providing Americans (individuals and organizations) with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities.
Poetry: A combination of classical and recent poetry in French
French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict are eligible to apply for the Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida & Family Scholarship for French. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need. Amounts of approximately $3000 are divided among scholarship recipients every year.
The scholarship is awarded every spring on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need, and is open to all French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of a given year. Find out more about the Scholarship for French.
Each year the French faculty work with student language tutors and TAs, the French Cultural Events assistant, and office assistants through student employment; these positions might include tutoring, assistance with class materials and cultural events, researching films for the French Film Series,and other research as needed by individual faculty members.
CSB and SJU French students have had success finding opportunities to apply their French linguistic and cultural skills after graduation. Alumni and alumnae of the French program include French teachers, translators, professors, researchers, and employees in international business. Experience & Professional Development hosts a webpage that features French alums and useful resources that serve as a starting point for exploring and researching careers.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health and Humanities & Social Sciences enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round-trip ticket to France and health insurance.
The French Government Teaching Assistant Program
TAPIF – The French government teaching assistant program is of special interest: Students who will have graduated by next summer and who have working knowledge of French can apply for one of over 500 positions available. Modest stipend paid. No charge to apply or participate. Note that the application forms are entirely in French and very extensive! While the materials specify eligibility as limited to French majors, many of our students who were accepted in past years were not French majors but had a working knowledge of French.