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Major & Minor

Enrichissez votre parcours académique avec notre programme complet de français! 

Embark on a transformative journey with our French program, designed to immerse you in the rich language and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Enhance your linguistic proficiency while enjoying French films, music, and culinary delights. Our experienced faculty and modern curriculum ensure you gain practical language skills and a deep appreciation of Francophone cultures, preparing you for a world of possibilities in international careers and cultural exploration.  


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JanTerms are a one-month, intensive study either at home or abroad, offered in January or May. Travel courses to different parts of the world, studying culture and communication, enrich your educational experience in an evolving global world. While on-campus courses support your exportation of new areas of interest or a focused study of your passions.  

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Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to acquire firsthand experiences by studying abroad. Almost all of our majors spend at least a semester abroad, in Spain, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, or Argentina.  

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Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

You’ll learn how to speak French,

but that’s just the beginning. Including French in your academic repertoire will expand your opportunities for careers where strategic communication is key, positioning yourself as a knowledgeable and effective problem-solver. At graduation you will be able to: 

  • Identify complex problems and theorize creative solutions.  
  • Draw from knowledge of a wide range of historical periods, geographic locations, and artistic traditions to guide your decision-making. 
  • Deploy your analytic and argumentative skills to effectively advocate for your ideas.  

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Meet our Faculty

Dr. Seth Compaore

Dr. Seth Compaore

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

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