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French degrees abroad

French is one of the key international languages and is native to a number of countries including France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and much of Africa. It’s one of the official working languages of the European community, and is one of the world’s most important languages in terms of speaker numbers and its role in science, industry and international diplomacy.

Studying French abroad will allow you to develop fluent linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting the language. Most programs also give you the chance to learn about the society, culture and history of France and other French speaking countries.

You can study French abroad in many countries, and studying in a French speaking country can help you develop your language skills. Most French programs will include time spent studying and living in France or another Francophone country, where you’ll be able to experience the culture and immerse yourself in the language day to day.

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French program structure

You can study French as a single honors degree at the undergraduate level as a BA, and in the US it is likely that you will study French as a liberal arts major. Studying abroad for a bachelor’s in French often takes four years, with some time spent studying abroad. A master’s in French will take between one and two years of study.

French degree programs use a range of different learning and teaching styles and methods, including lectures, tutorials and workshops. You’ll get the opportunity to regularly practice your language skills in group and individual presentations, and a large part of your time will be taken up by individual study.

Your progress will be assessed through a combination of written examinations and essays, and some modules will include oral presentations, group work and reports. Most programs will ensure you’re assessed on the four main language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The precise program structure and content will vary depending on the university you attend, but most will be made up of core modules you must study, and a range of electives you can choose from. Some of the subjects you can expect to study include:

  • Beginners French language
  • Advanced French language
  • French literature
  • French translation
  • Evolution of the French language
  • French linguistics
  • Academic skills for language students
  • Modern French culture
  • French history

French study abroad programs

French undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in french

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    Language and Area Studies: French/Europe - BA American University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    55,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 55,724 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Culture and Language Studies: French Track - BA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Foreign Language Education/French - BSc Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,202 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    French - BA Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,652 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,652 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Foreign Languages for Commerce or Professional: French - BA University of North Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,400 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in french

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    Foreign Language: French - AA St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,660 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,660 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    French - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    French (Diablo Valley College) - AA Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    French (for Transfer) - AA Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,065 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,065 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, March
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Diploma in french

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    Languages: French - DipLang University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,096 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,000 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Certificate in french

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    Proficiency in French - Cert Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,322 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,452 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Proficiency in French

French graduate programs

Master's in french

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    Arts (Thesis): French - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,539 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
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    Curriculum and Instruction: French - EdS/MEd Florida Atlantic University, USA
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    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Foreign Languages: French - MAT Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Foreign Languages: French
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    World Language Education: French - MEd DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,680 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    French - MA Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about French

Doctorate in french

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    Curriculum and Instruction: French - EdS/MEd Florida Atlantic University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Curriculum and Instruction: French
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    French - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,334 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
    Show program overview about French
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    French - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,522 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about French (PhD)

Future french careers

French graduates leave university with a wide range of transferable skills that employers look for, including oral and written skills, independence, research skills and teamwork. Some of the most popular jobs French students go into include:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Language teacher
  • Academic researcher
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Journalist

Being able to communicate in French is also a very useful skill in a number of other industries including business and finance. If you’re not sure what career you want to pursue after studying French abroad, your university will be able to help you with career support.