Our Webster University community established Le Centre Francophone in 2012 with the
goal of promoting French and francophone cultures in and around St. Louis, Missouri
— a city with one of the strongest French heritages in the United States.
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Le Centre Francophone’s Mission
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The concept of St. Louis’ Nuit des idées aligns with those organized in different cities across the United States. Participants such as Isabelle Heidbreder (Honorary Consul of France in St. Louis) and Julian Z. Schuster (President of Webster University) would answer the following question: “Where are we headed?” All participants will tackle this question according to their respective field of expertise and in no more than 5 minutes. The idea is to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of St. Louis, from different angles and perspectives, all in light of ongoing events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Each participant will have to answer questions and interact with the audience for about 10 minutes after their presentations.
World-renowned historian, researcher and author, Professor Pascal Blanchard will participate in a Zoom interview (in French) with Salim Ayoub, director of the Centre Francophone.
The Centre Francophone and its partners celebrate Molière's 400th birthday with Companie Caravague's "Mad Men! Chez Molière (staged/directed by Andre Nerman with Pascal Thoreau)."
A free screening of "Blue is the Warmest Color/La vie d’Adèle (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013, France/Belgium, 180 minutes)," in French with English subtitles. This event is part of the Francophone Week program and comes as a warm-up screening prior to the Academy Awards the next day.
Le Centre Francophone Student Resources
Our short- and long-term study abroad opportunities enable you to enhance your linguistic and cultural competence, build your professional development plan, and widen the horizon of your professional opportunities. Our faculty will gladly help you find the program that fits your needs.
- Brussels, Belgium
- Toulouse, France
- Geneva, Switzerland
Short-Term Hybrid Courses
- Nice, France: Regional Identities — Students travel to Nice, France at the end of a four-week intensive online study program, combining online learning and study abroad.
Since 2000, the Rosita Award recognizes students who embrace the spirit of multilingualism by continuing the study of a foreign language beyond the beginning level and/or pursuing the study of more than one foreign language. Any student who has successfully completed four or more Webster University ILC classes in one language and received a "B" or more is eligible for the annual recognition. Applications are due the first week of April, with the award ceremony held the third week of April.
For more information and to apply, contact the Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department at 314-246-7047
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