The French Club welcomes all those interested in speaking French and in learning about French and Francophone cultures. The core members of this club live in the Global Village Living-Learning Center, a dorm in Foster quad that houses international students, American students interested in international issues and in other cultures, and members of other language houses (Spanish, German, Japanese, and Russian). However, all members of the IU-Bloomington community are welcome to participate in French Club activities—you do not have to live in the Global Village to get involved.
Join the French Club for conversation nights, film nights, and cultural activities this semester! The conversation table is an opportunity to practice your French by discussing various topics over drinks and snacks, often learning more about French and francophone culture in the process. Each semester we also have a film series focused on a particular theme. In addition, we schedule special events focused on some aspect of the culture of France or other French-speaking regions and countries around the world.
If you'd like more information about the French Club and its activities, send your questions by email to the coordinator, Sarah Kay Hurst.
Each year, we celebrate Mardi Gras with a French Club party, sometimes joining forces with the Circolo Italiano, as this last big bash before the Catholic period of Lent is important in both cultural traditions. Each year in the Spring we also host a French Talent Show where students compete to win prizes by showcasing their talents (in French) in music, short theatrical skits, poetry readings, or dance of a certain French-speaking area. The last few years, we have hosted a night of dance from Brittany, the danse bretonne, in November, where students learn the dance and enjoy food from the region. Come be part of our French Club traditions!