The Essentials

All Programs

Language Requirements

Applicants to the Year and Semester School Programs in France are expected to enroll in an online Rosetta Stone language course and study independently prior to departure and while on program. The online course will be provided, organized and monitored by AFS France who will email registration and login instructions to each students prior to the start of the program.

Digging Deeper

Language Resources
Cultural Resources
News and Media
Movies and Documentaries
  • The Class (2008)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • The Intouchables (2011)
  • Joyeux Noel (2005)
  • Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014)
  • To Be and to Have (2002)
  • Napoleon (PBS 2000)
  • France: Engineering an Empire (2006)
  • The French Revolution: Tearing Up History (BBC 2014)
  • Apocalypse: the Second World War (2009) (6-part series)
  • La boum, by Claude Pinoteau (1980)
  • Tout ce qui brille, by Géraldine Nakache et Hervé Mimran (2010)
  • Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (2011)
  • Ce qui nous lie, by Cédric Klapisch (2017)
Sitcoms
  • Le bureau des légendes, by Eric Rochant (2015)
Books
  • A Brief History of France
  • A Concise History of France
  • Napoleon: a Life
  • Paris, Paris: a Journey into the City of Light
  • French Dirt: the Story of a Garden in the South of France
  • French Regional Food
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Les Miserables
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Le Petit Prince
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • La gloire de mon père, by Marcel Pagnol (1957)
  • Un sac de billes, by Joseph Joffo (1973)
  • Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas, by Olivier Adam (2000)

LGBTQ Resources (Diversity)

Heritage and Ethnicity Resources (Diversity)