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The Francophone culture of French overseas departments is largely overlooked in the American university system. By examining these regions further, we will discover that they have much to offer, not only from a linguistic perspective, but also from interdisciplinary perspectives ranging from biology to politics. Moreover, the geographical proximity of several of these regions to the United States, and especially to the city of Atlanta, provides a unique opportunity for university-level students to examine the French culture of these departments and enlarge our understanding of Francophone culture. Several prominent Francophone scholars that are of Antillean origin provide a unique perspective and opportunity to discover this “new world” that exists right here at our doorstep.