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Travel and Work in the Francophone World

International exchange programs offer incredible opportunities to see and study the world, whether as a student, a faculty member, or as a professional. A leader in the promotion of study and work abroad, UW-Madison supports thousands of scholars each year in their pursuit of international endeavors.  The CIFS is dedicated to helping scholars connect with an international network of francophone and francophile researchers who are leaders in their respective fields.  

Undergraduate Opportunities

Students from all disciplines can benefit from the cultural awareness that comes with international study.  UW-Madison's International Academic Programs can connect you with opportunities almost anywhere in the Francophone world. Check out the Study Abroad Website for a more comprehensive description of how you can get involved in the francophone world. 

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate exchanges are a great way to expand your professional network and explore new resources for your research. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant for doctoral students enrolled at American Universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. This award is offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. To learn more or to apply, click here.

If you are interested in an interdisciplinary program that promotes the study of French in relation to the fields of business, education, European Union Affairs, international development, international education, or Media/arts/cultural production, check out the Professional French Masters Program.  One of the defining features of this program is its well-established internship program. Past PFMP students have worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, France, Quebec and in other areas of the francophone world.

Contact us to get more information regarding how to pursue your research interests internationally.  Even if there is no existing exchange program that fits your interests, we would be happy to put you in contact with our network of international contacts.

Post-Graduate Exchanges

Post-Graduate exchange opportunities are a great way to further your current research projects while participating in a global network of scholars. Some opportunities include faculty exchanges with the University of Aix-Marseille, and Fellowships with the Pasteur Foundation. Email us for information on how to get connected with institutions and individuals across the francophone world.