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As you navigate your academic journey, we encourage you to consider the enriching opportunities within our French Program at Hunter College, CUNY. Whether you are just starting to learn French, are passionate about all things French and Francophone, or simply seeking to broaden your horizons, our program offers a diverse range of courses designed to inspire and challenge you.

Our French Majors and Minors provide a unique blend of literary exploration and cultural immersion. They are designed to foster a deep understanding of French and francophone literature, enhance critical thinking skills, and promote intercultural competence. Our Majors and Minors offer a pathway to appreciating the richness of global narratives, honing language proficiency, and preparing for diverse career opportunities in fields such as education, translation, cultural affairs, international relations, and so much more!

Studying French as a major can be a profoundly enriching experience with far-reaching benefits. Beyond the acquisition of language skills, a major in French fosters a deep understanding of French and francophone culture, literature, and history, contributing to a broader global perspective. A major in French opens doors to completing a Masters, a PhD, and various other career opportunities, such as roles in international organizations like the United Nations or the European Union, where the language is crucial. Additionally, individuals with French language skills may find employment in the travel and tourism industry, multinational corporations, or in education as language instructors. Careers in translation and interpretation, media and journalism, and roles within the diplomatic sphere are also viable options. The problem-solving and critical thinking skills developed while mastering a foreign language and studying literature further enhance the adaptability of French majors in various professional settings.

Potential Career Paths:

  • Literature Professor
  • Diplomatic Relations Officer
  • International Business Consultant
  • Language Instructor
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Journalist/Correspondent
  • Cultural Exchange Coordinator
  • Tour Guide
  • Customer Relations Specialist in Multinational Corporations
  • International Development Specialist
  • Education Program Manager

If you’re curious and want to explore how French aligns with your academic and career goals, we encourage you to reach out! Our faculty are here to provide more information, answer your questions, and guide you. To join the listserv, click here.


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