Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll French Students


French Program

The French Program is committed to a humanizing language education. Students are immersed in the language to ensure proficiency and practicality in speaking, reading, and writing. Carroll's French classes carry less than 20 students per session, providing an opportunity for total immersion in the languages. French students at Carroll will explore the geography, literature, and cultural history of nations associated with the french language; develop an understanding of linguistic foundations; and achieve conversational and technical fluency.

Study Abroad in France

Carroll Offers a direct exchange Program with the Universite Catholique de L’Ouest, but the Carroll College Study Abroad Office will help you choose the right affiliate program for you.

Phi Sigma Iota

The first chapter of Phi Sigma Iota to be chartered in Montana, Carroll's Gamma Rho chapter, is proud to recognize its charter members. Phi Sigma Iota, an international honor society, has as its ideals and purpose "the recognition of outstanding ability and attainments in the study and teaching of foreign languages, the stimulation of advanced pursuits and individual research in this discipline, and the promotion of cultural enrichment and a sentiment of international amity derived from the knowledge and use of a foreign language.

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10 reasons

to choose carroll college for french

  1. Commitment to academic excellence
  2. Small class size
  3. Direct Exchange program with the Universite Catholique de L’Ouest
  4. French professor is a native speaker of French
  5. Faculty dedicated to students
  6. Post-graduate success
  7. Use authentic materials from France
  8. Numerous study abroad opportunities
  9. Many opportunities to converse in French in individualized french labs
  10. Professors that know you personally


Most Carroll students combine their major in French with International Relations, History, Political Science, English, or TESOL to make the most of their time at Carroll and broaden their options after graduation.  We have Carroll French program alum in graduate studies, working in French Canada, and teaching English overseas.