Who are Hiram’s French minors?
Students will find that their career opportunities will be broader and richer when they combine majors or minors in other disciplines with the study of a foreign language. Most other disciplines are compatible with a language major: Art & Design, Biology, English, History, Communication, Political Science, Management, Performing Arts, and Sociology are just a few of the majors that benefit from a second language. Students who are interested in a teaching career would find it useful to minor in two languages.
Guidance and Opportunity
Hiram College believes that immersion is an important part of learning the language. The College invites international students from French-and Spanish-speaking universities to serve as on campus teaching assistants, providing students with opportunities to practice speaking their language of study in real-life, informal situations.
Hiram faculty lead trips to France regularly, which provide students with opportunities to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture, while living with host families. Students can also take shorter study-abroad trips to France and other locations during the 3-week term. One trip examines “The Ethics of Food” in France. Students visit Paris, Provence and Brittany to explore olive groves, vineyards, traditional markets and more.