La Maison Française or The French House


"Moving into the French House as a freshman helped me find my niche on campus right away. Being surrounded by like-minded people who shared my passion for the language, encouraged me to continue learning and improving.  I am so grateful for the opportunities that has provided me."--Jennica Betsch '16

Bienvenue! Welcome!

Because La Maison represents one of the smaller living-learning communities on campus, each resident is acknowledged as an essential participant, and the emphasis on community is very important.

La Maison Française is a residential learning community where students interested in French can live and be surrounded by the language and cultures of the Francophone world. Located in Kohl Hall, La Maison Française is designed to house up to 12 undergraduate male and female students who have had at least 2 years of high school French or FREN 1020 at BGSU. The Faculty Director has an on-site office and several French classes are offered in Kohl Hall classrooms. 

Regular events include a weekly conversation hour, monthly movie nights and dinners, for which residents earn 2 credit hours of FREN 2200. La Maison Française is an ideal gathering place for students and faculty from the BGSU community who are interested in French and Francophone cultures.

Residents of La Maison Française learning community are eligible for two scholarships. The French House Resident Scholarship awards $1,000 to all eligible residents. The Wurzburger Memorial Fund Scholarship provides support for study abroad in France. Please contact the Faculty Director for further details.

French House Application (pdf format)

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Jennifer Wolter

130 Shatzel Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Office: 419-372-3581
Fax: 419-372-7332