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French Major

French Major

French at Messiah College

Immerse yourself in the French language, culture and literature both at Messiah and abroad.

As a French major at Messiah College, you’ll spend one or two semesters at Catholique de Paris, France or Université de Paris (la Sorbonne); live with a French family; and even complete an internship through Internships with Francophone Europe, if you desire. 

Here at Messiah, you’ll find yourself immersed in the French language, culture and literature as you learn from faculty who have both studied and lived in French-speaking regions of the world. Through challenging coursework, you’ll develop linguistic competence and critical skills, as well as a profound appreciation of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking peoples. 

Our graduates have found rewarding employment in many areas of interest – some as librarians; one as the director of Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) in Strasbourg, France; and another as a tour guide in Paris. Others are teachers both here and abroad. One is the chair of a language department, and another is a translator at the French Embassy. A degree in French from Messiah prepares you well for career choices like these and more. You’ll be ready to meet the strong international demand for students with advanced training in modern languages and cultures.

French major distinctives
Career options for French majors
Internship opportunities for French majors
Learn more about the Department of Modern Languages