If you’re interested in working or serving abroad, interacting with immigrant populations or studying language at the graduate-school level, consider George Fox’s French minor.
An ability to speak French is valuable on the international job market for careers in international business, education and in diplomatic service. French is a major language of culture, diplomacy and economics and is an official language of many of the world’s organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, UNESCO and the International Red Cross Association.
In fact, after English, French is the most studied second language around the globe, and more than 200 million people speak it. A knowledge of French opens the doors for work or service in French-speaking parts of the world (France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and North and sub-Saharan Africa).
Study French Abroad
The French minor requires a semester abroad. Students can study in France in either Paris or Dijon, or in Dakar, Senegal. Multiple other opportunities to travel and study in French-speaking countries are also available, often during the summer.
French on Campus
The university’s world languages department and students of Le Club de Français sponsor cultural events throughout the year, including French cooking classes (galette des Rois, crepes, bûche de Noel, etc.), French film festivals, pétanque tournaments and French cultural field trips to Portland, which, on one occasion, included meeting with French basketball players Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker.
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