French for Health Sciences (Intermediate, Advanced)

Develop French language skills for public health through online learning.

At a Glance




3 semester French


Sep 14 ‎– Nov 13

Program Countries


Program Base

Online, Madagascar

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Global Health & Well-being

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This program, aimed at students and professionals in health-related fields, offers resources for building French language skills for public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, and mental health, among others.

The program will employ experiential learning opportunities and include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme. Discussion sessions will provide opportunities to practice and develop French language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical healthcare scenarios.

In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive French Language for Health Sciences J-term immersion program in Madagascar. 



  • Enhance your French comprehension on themes related to public health.
  • Discover how Malagasy culture and healthcare issues are intertwined and learn how to apply this to sustainable and effective public health policy solutions.
  • Rapidly build your practical language skills through interactive exercises.


3 semesters of college-level French or equivalent.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Program Components

  • Learn French for Public Health from experienced language instructors 
  • 45 hours online with video lectures, audio recordings, and practice lessons 
  • Readings, assignments to complement language learning

French for Health Sciences (Online) 

Faculty & Staff

Madagascar: French for Health Sciences (Intermediate, Advanced)

Andolalao Rakotoarison, PhD
Academic Director
Alida Hasiniaina
Site Coordinator

Discover the Possibilities


    The tuition for this program is $1,080. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.