Careers In French

What can you do with a major or minor in French? Consider some of the following options!

Political Organizations

  • Foreign/Diplomatic Service
  • National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
  • Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, etc.
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization
  • Customs Inspector/Official
  • Consular Assistant

Travel Industry

  • Travel guide
  • Travel Agent
  • Airline Personnel
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Resort Management

Other Corporate Options

  • Public Service Representative
  • Bilingual/Foreign Secretary
  • Advertising
  • Foundation Representative
  • Fund Raiser
  • Public Relations Representative

Education

  • Teacher of French
  • TESL (Teacher of English as a Second Language)
  • Teach for America, Inc.
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • Teaching any subject abroad!
  • Research Assistant
  • Tutor
  • Linguist
  • Specialty Librarian

Translating and Interpreting

  • United Nations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Olympic Games
  • Legal or Medical Translation

International Business

  • Wine Industry
  • Commodities Broker
  • Corporate Representative
  • Export/Import
  • Buyer/Sales Representative

 

International Non-Profits

  • Peace Corps
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • CARE
  • Youth for Understanding
  • International Exchange
  • Clergy/Missionary
  • Philanthropic Foundations

Journalism

  • National Public Radio
  • Voice of America
  • Foreign Correspondent

Publishing

  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Textbook Editor

Museums

  • Curator
  • Docent