Dorothy M. Betz Memorial French Floor

Named in memory of a beloved, long-time member of Georgetown’s Department of French and Francophone Studies, the Dorothy M. Betz Memorial French Floor is a Living Learning Community in Arrupe Hall open to students with an interest in French language and culture. Generously funded by distinguished Emeritus professor of English, Paul Betz, the French Floor provides an opportunity for students to participate in both on and off campus events relating to French and Francophone culture in addition to living among peers who share their passion for French. Students on the French floor also complete a 1-unit course per semester.

The French Living Learning Community allows participants to explore French French and Francophone cultures outside the classroom.

French Floor Residents will take advantage of the numerous cultural opportunities that Washington has to offer: French embassy, Alliance française,  Francophone cuisines, etc.

The French Floor also hosts speakers and faculty and engages students in cultural events both on and off campus. In addition to expanding students’ French language skills, participants will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of French and Francophones cultures by attending museums, plays, conferences, concerts, films, and other cultural events. To complete the one-credit course, students will organize, attend, and participate in a series of events and will write reviews about their experiences in order to assess their progress.

Advisor: Guy Spielmann

Who can apply? rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Learn more by visiting the French Floor LLC page in Residential Living.