The Institute of French Studies is a unique center for the study of French culture, society and history.
We bring together anthropologists, art historians, historians, literary scholars, political scientists, and sociologists from across NYU and from major French institutions. Together, these distinguished faculty provide an overview of modern France unmatched in quality anywhere else. Our faculty also examine Franco-American relations, immigration and multiculturalism, the colonial past, the Francophone world, and the European Community.
No other university in the country offers such a broad interdisciplinary approach to modern France. As a result, we attract a diverse group of students with richly varied interests and expertise.
Our academic and outreach programs offer students a wide range of benefits, including:
Even in a challenging job market, I am proud to say that our graduates are well prepared and have done remarkably well. Our prime location in New York City is a bonus for many students whose skills and experience qualify them for careers in environments as varied as multinational corporations, cultural and philanthropic organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
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