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URI Sailing Team Competing at World Cup in Marseille, France
Co-Sponsored by the URI French and Francophone Studies Program
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photo courtesy of Matt Gineo

Did you know...?

French is one of the fastest growing majors at URI, and appears on the URI College of Arts and Sciences' Most Popular Majors list.

URI has one of the largest French programs (in number of majors) in the country.

The majority of URI French majors are double or triple majors and the majority finish in four years. There are 47 different majors that have been combined with French at URI.

French Majors enrolled in the International Engineering Program (IEP) or in the French and Pharmacy program receive two degrees in five or six years and complete a six-month paid internship in France or Québec (IEP), or two of their three rotations in Rennes, France (Pharmacy).

The majority of French majors study abroad during their junior year and/or during a summer session.

Our recent alumni are employed in a wide range of fields in North America and Europe, and are offered admission (often with full financial support) in some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the world.

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Congratulations to the 2011 French Award winners!

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contact us

Location: 112 Swan Hall
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Tel: 401-874-5911
Fax: 401-874-4694

Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Debbie Messner
Email: dlmessner@uri.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm