Hoping to work in government or business with French-speaking societies, or simply wishing to become proficient in more than one language, consider adding a French minor to your studies. The French minor is intentionally designed with few hours to allow students to easily add this minor. Students may be able to waive four to eight hours of language depending on the years of high school French they have completed.

At Olivet, students learn from professors who not only provide academic challenges, but who also care about students' personal and professional success. The department is small enough for faculty to know students on a first name basis and professors help broaden the student experience through a variety of cultural and literary events in the community, in Chicago and abroad.

Curriculum Highlight

Students may travel to French Canada on a 10-day study trip to earn conversation credit. While practicing their conversation skills, students will tour the area to gain a first-hand appreciation for the culture.

Department of Modern Languages

Possible Careers After Graduation

  • Missionary
  • ESL teacher
  • Translator
  • Government employee
  • Medical professional
  • Social Worker
  • Business professional

Study Abroad

More than a dozen study abroad programs provide opportunity for experiencing the French language in other cultures and countries.

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