Study Abroad

The department of Romance Languages encourages its students to spend at least an Interim, preferably a semester or year, studying in France or in a francophone area. It also encourages non-majors who study French to spend at least an Interim in France.

For more information, contact Professor Maria Vendetti ( or International & Off Campus Studies.


All French majors participating in a semester or year program are reminded that the final responsibility rests with them not to take any course that overlaps or repeats a course they may have taken at St. Olaf or that they have planned to take on the home campus after their return.  Doing so may result in a loss of credit and may make it difficult or impossible to complete the major requirements within the four-year college program.  Grades appear on the student’s academic record but are not computed in the grade point average.