Norwich students earn a minor degree by completing six courses beyond the introductory level. Every course includes a cultural focus: Literature, civilization courses and the examination of international French-language media sources provide opportunities for students to be alert to cultural differences outside their own culture and to develop a more global perspective. Our program also offers service-learning courses and community service with leadership opportunities. Examples include French-language interpreter/cultural role-play with 30 members of the National Guard, and preparing bilingual biographies of Norwich cadets who fought in World War I France for French readers.
We offer a fantastic opportunity for those who wish to spend a semester at the world-renowned Ecole Speciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, France's military academy to study French and other subjects. At Norwich, all students are encouraged to participate in the program's weekly Cercle Francophone/French Club and to study abroad for a summer or semester in an approved overseas program to experience language immersion and explore products, practices, and perspectives of other cultures first hand.