Check out the highlights of our 2009 faculty panel: "Yes, French! Tips for Job Seekers. La vie est trop courte pour s'ennuyer." Click here for the powerpoint, featuring photos and "where they are now?" stories of ROFR alumni, career advice, and weblinks to joblists for French speakers.
Why Study French?
Because it is the most practical language
Grants and Scholarships
- Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society)
- The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant, from the French Embassy in the U.S., offers French students with a double major the opportunity to travel to France for their academic and professional projects (deadline: April 15)
Also see additional grants on the Study Abroad page
Teach English in France! Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer between 1,000 and 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in Instituts universitaires de formation des maîtres (IUFMs) in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs.
Internships for French Majors
(for informational purposes only)
- Educational Site of the French Embassy, with internship and grant information.
- Internships in Francophone Europe
Fields Offering Professional Opportunities for Majors in Romance Languages and Literatures
- International Trade
- Print/Electronic Media
- Scientific Research
- Social Work
- Religious Service
- Politics & International Relations
Important Skills Acquired by Majors
- Research & Data Analysis
- Cultural Sensitivity & Social Adaptability
- Computer Literacy
- Oral & Written Presentation
- Articulate Communication
- Memorization & Organization
For more information, visit Notre Dame's Career Center