In his poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost describes encountering a fork in the road. This becomes a metaphor for choices that we confront as we navigate the road of life. For college students, the opportunity to study French creates a fork in the road because it requires a commitment to encounter something “different.” Those who study a foreign language choose to embark on this exciting, transformative journey.
Studying French at Etown College is not only going to teach you the language, but also going to immerse you in the culture. Although language is one of the key components in the minor, studying abroad is also a guaranteed opportunity. Elizabethtown has partnerships with three universities in France where students will be able to take coursework in France. While one of the most personally rewarding experiences in life, studying abroad for a year also offers you a competitive edge that many other job seekers will not have.
There are many interesting career paths with a French minor! From working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a high school French teacher, a business administrator in Paris, a professor of French, or even a lawyer, our alumni have found rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields! You will be prepared to work both domestically and abroad after completing the minor.
In addition, students have the opportunity to join minor-related clubs, like the French Club, and participate in events across campus like the international films series.
Through this minor you will become a life-long learner by using French for both personal enjoyment and enrichment. Outcomes of the minor not only include learning the language—reading, writing, speaking, but also the culture of the beautiful country of France.