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What kind of jobs can i get with a major in french?

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I am asking, because I am very good in french and would like to see where this could take me in the future.I was considering majoring in international relations and french. #international-affairs #french #global-issues

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Katelyn’s Answer

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Hi Christy!


Lots of universities have career centers that provide match major sheets! Here is a list of SOME possible occupations:


Anthropologist,
Bilingual Educator,
Clergy,
Curator/Archivist,
Customs/Immigration,
Inspector,
Diversity Consultant,
Drug Enforcement,
Administration Special,
Agent,
Editor,
Export Manager,
Foreign Correspondent,
Foreign Diplomatic Officer,
Foreign Exchange Trader,
Foreign Language Teacher,
Postsecondary,
Foreign News Editor/
Translator,
Foreign Service Officer,
Historian,
Hospital Admitting Clerk,
Hotel Information Clerk,
Immigration Inspector,
Import/Export Agent,
Intelligence Agent,
International Booking Officer,
International Broadcast,
Announcer,
International Student,
Advisor,
International Trade,
Economist,
Interpreter/Translator,
Journalist,
Lawyer,
Librarian,
Linguist,
Probation Officer,
Proofreader,
Public Health Educator,
Public Relations Manager,
Secondary School Teacher,
Social Service Program,
Director,
Tour Guide,
Travel Agent,
Wholesale/Manufacturing,
Sales Representative,
World Trade Manager

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Stefani’s Answer

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There are more options than you would think if you major in French. French (or any other language) and International Relations seems to be a good combination to work in government agencies or nonprofits.
You could also major in French (or any other language) and localization/applied linguistics/translation. There are several well-known programs now offered in the US (one of them being Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) and work as a freelancer or in the localization department of a company.
Then of course you can go into teaching as well. In any case studying a language is a great choice but adding another major to it would position yourself for a wider variety of professional options.

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Garth’s Answer

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As stated above, there are many, many possibilities with French or any other foreign language. And given the increasing globalization of our world, international relations would be well worth considering as a major and career. I would suggest that you try and narrow things down to what you like to do and/or are good at besides French - perhaps that way you can select a few major and career options, and then incorporate French with those. Private sector, government, and NGO paths are open to those with language skills. You may even want to consider volunteering at some point, perhaps doing some translating, mentoring/tutoring of Francophone refugees or immigrants, etc. In doing so, you'll gain actual experience that you can use to market yourself. Whatever you decide, go for it! I'm a fellow Francophone and have used my French in many, rewarding ways. Enjoy and bonne chance!

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Gary’s Answer

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http://www.umassd.edu/cas/fll/programs/undergraduateprograms/majorsminorsconcentrations/frenchmajor/whatcanidowithafrenchmajor/


Hi, found this link with a lot of career options/job titles for french majors.
There would be jobs as a Translator, working for any agency or company that has french clients, customers or employees...you could be a Teacher.
There are a lot of opportunities in Government, Business, International Relations/Affairs, Security and more.
Good luck!

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