I can't help you there but do you have travel insurance? You can often get a translator for medical issues either through the hospital, through your travel insurance company or even through the embassy. Since this seems like more of an ongoing problem than an emergency I am not certain if the embassy would help you. But in the event the best doc you can find only speaks French, try to bring a translator to help where the language issue becomes a barrier. If you are studying abroad there may even be bilingual faculty members that could help.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.