French Embassy LogoCenters of Excellence of the Embassy of France

The network of Centers of Excellence of the Embassy of France housed at major research universities, enhances the stature of France within European Union studies, promotes France-US relations through interdisciplinary teaching programs, encourages public-private and research partnerships with France, and innovates in the realm of outreach activities to encourage students interest in France.

The Centers support the Embassy of France's efforts in university cooperation by identifying and integrating existing research and teaching activities connected with France in their institutions, and establishing a framework through which these and other activities related to France can be facilitated and promoted.


Duke Francophone Society LogoDuke Francophone Society

Duke Francophone Society (DFS) aims to promote and expand the Francophone culture on campus and serve as a bridge between the Duke University community and the Francophone world. DFS plans to hold themed events—such as movie screenings, culinary tastings, and general social events that foster the francophone culture! Additionally, the group also plans to invite distinguished and accomplished individuals to participate in an upcoming Speaker Series. These presentations will revolve around francophone related topics and expose francophone perspectives. In the long-run, DFS endeavors to create a reliable network of individuals who share a passion for various francophone cultures.