The Value of French Studies

The French program is designed to help students develop practical language skills while they learn about the literature, culture and people of France and the French-speaking world. Knowing French opens the door to all the other cultures of the world where French is spoken-in Africa (where more people speak French than people speak Spanish in all of South America), the Middle East, Europe, Indochina, etc.

French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. Indeed French and English are the only two global languages. French is the first or second language in over 40 countries, France is the world's sixth largest economy, and is the official working language of the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee and many more similar important world organizations. According to the most recent U.S. Census, 1.9 million Americans speak French in the home. 

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The broad training that is part of a program in French studies (including written and oral communication skills, reading and analyzing texts, history, geography and social studies) is an excellent means to personal growth and intellectual enrichment. It is also a fine preparation for entrance into the professional world. In addition to teaching and graduate studies, French majors have developed successful careers in many areas of business, the service professions and government.

The French program offers a number of professional practicums in the community and abroad. Language students have the opportunity of interning as language teachers, work on marketing projects or in local or other firms. 

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Study Abroad

The French Program offers a number of ways for students, and people in the community to study abroad in France or French speaking areas, or attend a travel course. 

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French Day

French Day is an event at UW-Green Bay that celebrates and educates about France! There are French activities all day and even awards!

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French Club

The French Club-La fête sponsors different student led activities on campus. These activities range from conversation tables in French, film nights, attendance of French cultural plays, and other fun activities.

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If you are ready to explore a campus with excellent teachers, outstanding internships and research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs, then you are ready to learn about UW-Green Bay.

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Who should be a French Major/Minor?

Those who want to develop the skills and understanding essential for developing a global perspective in an increasingly interdependent world, should consider a French major. 

If you are looking for a college experience that is both fun and rewarding, then French is great for you!

Students majoring in French will also choose an interdisciplinary minor. Most French students interested in the humanities usually choose Humanistic Studies; students interested in teaching may choose an Education minor; those interested in business often choose Business Administration; and those interested in communication fields or creative fields usually choose a minor in Communication and the Arts.

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