Students may apply for the privilege of living in the Macalester French House, where daily conversation and interaction with the Student Program Assistant and other students of French both improve oral proficiency in French and develop increased understanding of culture and society in France and other French-speaking countries.

The French House is also the center of the French Department’s social and cultural activities. Residents must speak French, participate in the evening meal—which is at the heart of the communal French-speaking experience, agree to live cooperatively and respect the rights of the other residents, and participate in the programs of the French House.

French House activities are of two types: activities that occur on a regular basis that are initiated by the Student Program Assistant and the house residents and approved by the French Department faculty liaison; activities initiated by the French Department such as special conferences or lectures, receptions for students returning from study abroad, a breakfast for graduating seniors and their families, etc.

Student Programming Assistant: Mahmoud Majdi (mmajdi@macalester.edu)