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Why Study French?
CSU offers summer, semester, and year-long exchanges to France and Francophone countries and also sponsors a summer internship in Bénin, West Africa.
French is spoken by 125 million people and is the 1st and 2nd language in 49 countries.
French, along with English, is the official working language of:
- The European Union
- The United Nations
- The International Olympic Committee.
Additionally, the Peace Corps gives priority to French speakers.
The French economy is among the strongest in the world.
France is very advanced in science and technology and also plays an international role in medicine.
France is the top worldwide tourist destination.
France is intertwined with American history, while French culture, literature, arts, and philosophy continue to influence the US.
Many graduate schools require knowledge of a second language, and French is considered very valuable in all fields.
Other good reasons for learning French: http://www.theworldspeaksfrench.org/
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For further information, please contact:
- Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Dr. Paola Malpezzi Price
Europen Studies Coordinator
- Dr. Frédérique Grim
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