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French Major

Bienvenue! A major in French at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of the French language and culture. As you consider an array of colleges with French majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for French taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College French degree will help you make workable connections between French literature, conversation, and film, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context.

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a French career. With a bachelor’s degree in French, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in international missions, teaching, translation, and countless other areas.

Whether you have previously studied French or are a beginner, the French program at Grace College invites you into a world of new language and cultural experiences. As an official language of the United Nations, NATO, UNESCO, and the International Red Cross, French is a strategic choice for students interested in diplomacy, international business, missions, and humanitarian work. It is also a language that gives you access to some of the most influential thinkers and writers in European history. On campus, our students have the opportunity to study not only French language, but also French and Francophone culture, literature, and film. We offer a range of co-curricular activities, including conversation hours, cultural workshops, and film viewings. Students majoring in French or French Education solidify their skills by spending a semester or summer at Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France, or Laval University in Quebec, Canada, for an immersive, cross-cultural experience through our Study Abroad program.

Future French Speaker, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • French Literature
  • Advanced French Conversation
  • French and Francophone Culture and Civilization
  • French Style and Composition

Career Opportunities

  • International Misisons
  • Teaching
  • World Health Organization and Non-Profits
  • Marketing or PR for International Business
  • Publishers
  • Auction Houses
  • Translation

French is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Passionate Communicators
  • Attentive to Different Ways of Seeing the World
  • Travelers
  • Interested in Bridging Disparate Communities
  • Lovers of Stories and Histories
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Featured Staff

Lindsey Richter Modern Languages Program Director

Lindsey Richter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Languages (French); Director, Modern Languages Program; Director of the Institute for Global Studies
Jacqueline Schram Dean of Academic Engagement and Success

Jacqueline Schram, M.A.

Dean of Academic Engagement and Success; Accreditation Liaison Officer; Associate Professor of French

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