- Courtney Wachal ‘15
- Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
- Major: French & International Studies
Dr. Grant Cook, who is the choral director at Mount Union, has taught his students to appreciate our lives and be thankful.
French is truly a global language, as native speakers of the language can be found on all continents around the world. According to the Alliance Francaise, French has more than 200 million native speakers, and it is the second language of millions more. In Europe, it is spoken in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. It also is an official language of Canada and spoken in the Carribbean.
French is also an influential language in the world of business. In fact, France is home to more than 2,000 subsidiaries of American companies, and French companies operate more than 600 subsidiaries in the United States. In addition, the Alliance Francaise has identified more than 800,000 jobs in the United States that require French. Major corporations with headquarters or subsidiaries in the United States and France include Du Pont, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Apple Computer, Michelin, Renault, Bic and many more.
Prepare for a rewarding career in any number of fields with a French major at Mount Union.
- Education and teaching
- Public relations
Our program will arm you with the speaking, listening and writing skills of the language, as well as a comprehensive understanding of French culture and literature. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of the careers and professions available to French majors and spend a period of time living and learning in a French-speaking country, experiencing the culture first hand.