Are you wondering what you can do with a French degree? French can definitely help you get a job. Studies show that people who are proficient in a foreign language are better paid than monolinguals.
Keep in mind that France has a significant number of major companies and organizations that are active in the medical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetology fields (Doctors without Borders, L'Oréal, Garnier, L'Occitane, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Lancôme, Caudalie, Avène, Yves Rocher, Guerlain, Clarins, Bioderma, Sanofi). It is also a leader in the energy, engineering, and aeronautic fields. There are 35 global Fortune 500 companies headquartered in France.
Did you know that France is the third largest international employer in Texas, with over 64,000 jobs created? Some of the major French companies that have invested in Texas are Accor, Airbus, Air Liquide, AXA, Capgemini, Danone, Dassault Systèmes, LVMH, Schlumberger, Société Générale, Thales, Total, and Vinci. Add to that the $8 billion traded annually between France and Texas.
Companies and organizations from other Francophone countries, such as Canada (Lululemon, Shopify, Bank of Montreal), Switzerland (Nestlé, Novartis, Roche, UBS), and Belgium (Godiva, Anheuser-Busch), are well represented in the US as well.
This beautiful language is a useful complement to an international career in business, diplomacy, government, education, journalism, law, public relations, fashion, film, the travel industry, and many other fields. We offer advanced courses in cinema, gastronomy, pop culture, civilization, language studies and literature, which would help prepare you for these careers.
We highly recommend that students seeking early-career opportunities apply for the prestigious Teaching Assistant Program in France, sponsored by the French Embassy in the United States. According to the website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, "[t]he Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is one the Cultural Services of the French Embassy’s longest running and most sought-after programs. Each year, TAPIF places around 1,300 Americans into French public schools to work as English language teaching assistants for 12 hours a week. (...) After completing the TAPIF program, Teaching Assistants pursue global careers in education, international business, public health, international policy and development, arts and culture administration, and more. All TAPIF alumni gain access to generous scholarships with our partner universities in the US and France for MA and PhD studies in French, Linguistics, Business, and more!"