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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.

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

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French study abroad programs

French undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in french

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    Business Studies and French - BBus (Hons) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,003 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    French Studies - BA American University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    50,542 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 50,542 USD

    Start date
    May, 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
    14,328 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,328 USD

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,220 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Foreign Language Education: French - BA Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,765 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,765 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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Associate in french

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    French - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    French - AA Diablo Valley College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 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
    9,290 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,290 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, March
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French graduate programs

Master's in french

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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
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    French - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,880 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,880 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    French - MA Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,552 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,552 USD

    Start date
    April, September
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    French & Francophone Studies - MA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Marketing: French Excellence, Luxury and Fashion - MSc Montpellier Business School, France
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,954 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 EUR

    Start date
    September
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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.