The French minor is perfect for those with a love for French language and culture. It is also helpful for those who are serious about business or world affairs. In today’s increasingly competitive market, international communication is a clear necessity. French is not only the second most widely learned foreign language after English, it is also the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, spoken by more than 300 million people in over 650 countries.

Undergraduate Minor

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About the Program

Program Summary

Hiram College believes that immersion is an important part of learning the language. 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 academic year.

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Career Paths

  • English Instructor Abroad
  • Government Service
  • Banking and Finance
  • Communications Manager
  • Editor/Proofreader
Joslyn Marion

JOSLYN MARION ’25 | Integrative Exercise Science Major

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Ella Kirk

Ella W. Kirk, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director, School of Arts, Humanities & Politics, Professor of French

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