At Hanover, the study of a modern language is rooted in activities and readings that help students see the world with the perspective of another culture. You will learn to use language as a tool that connects cultures, business and individuals. You’ll learn far more than good spelling and grammar. You will expand your cultural awareness through the study of civilization, culture and literature and become a global citizen. Since languages are best learned through immersion, all classes are taught entirely in French. You are encouraged to seize the many opportunities to interact in French in the community and abroad.

Study abroad

Eat, sleep and drink French for a full semester at Université François Rabelais de Tours in Tours, France. Short-term opportunities for language and culture study in France are also available during Spring Term.

On-campus immersion

A number of extracurricular activities  provide opportunities for you to enrich your language and social experiences at  Hanover. Table Francaise, held twice a month, provides students and faculty with the opportunity for French conversation over lunch. Members of Cercle Francais meet once a month in the Haq Center for conversation, food, and fun with friends and professors.

What do French majors study? 

  • French language classes 
  • French conversation and culture 
  • French literature 
  • And other topics that interest you, from French business to French cinema

Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included: 

  • EuroDisney (Paris) 
  • Secondary Language Teaching throughout the Midwest 
  • Petits Freres des Pauvres (Paris)

Graduate school placements have included:

  • University of North Carolina 
  • Katholieke Universiteit-Leuven 
  • Brandeis School of Law 
  • University of Louisville 
  • College of William & Mary 
  • New York University

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