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French is a global language, spoken by more than 200 million people on five continents, and the second most useful non-English language for doing business worldwide. Official language of 32 countries, from Africa to Asia, French is also an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee and international jurisdictions.

Studying French opens doors to a Francophone world of literature, film, art and thought of extraordinary richness and influence. Considering that France is the fifth largest economy in the world and the third largest destination for foreign investment in the world, fluency in French opens career doors in a wide range
sectors in France, in French-speaking countries and multinational industries around the world: distribution, luxury, aeronautics and automotive industry, finance, entertainment and hospitality, medicine, music, law, international relations, trade, environment and renewable energies, etc. .

21st century careers require culturally competent critical thinkers with strong communication and language skills, and a major or minor in French prepares students for success in our diverse, multilingual, and globalized world.

For more information, contact French Program Director Atiyeh Showrai at [email protected]

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