As a French student, you will be able to develop your understanding of and appreciation for the world. You will gain important skills that allow you to communicate in with others and develop cross-cultural, global perspectives.

You can choose from a variety of literature, language, culture and civilization courses to fulfill your degree requirements as well as meet a number of general education goals. You will develop a sense of camaraderie and community through small, interactive classes and engagement in cultural activities, including ample access to language learning technology.

Program Highlights

The advantage of coming to Edgewood College is that you will study language with dedicated professors in small classes that encourage students to participate and develop language skills. You are also in the cosmopolitan environment of Madison, with access to a variety of extra-curricular cultural and educational activities, such as music, theater, concerts, film and exhibitions.

As an Edgewood College student, you can travel, too. Students have recently studied abroad in: Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. On campus, students have the opportunity to engage in the cultural activities of Le Cercle Français (French Club).

Career Outcomes

A degree in French enables you to pursue many exciting careers, including: 

  • Import/Export Companies & International Banks
  • School Administration
  • Government - CIA, Defense Dept., Peace Corps
  • Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization
  • International Student Programs
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Hospitality, Restaurants & Hotel Industries
  • Health Care Services, Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Banking
  • Airlines, Cruise Lines, Railroads
  • Automobile Industry

Faculty Spotlight

  • Sayeeda Mamoon

    Professor, Foreign Languages