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French Minor & Certificate



The Minor and Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in French at Drexel develop language competence and cultural sensitivity. The French program takes a communicative and culture-based approach to learning and provides students with access to a world of opportunities, including international study abroad programs and co-op placements. Over 220 million people speak French - by 2050, that number is predicted to rise to 700 million.

According to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, French and English have the distinction of being taught in the education systems of most countries. Fluently speaking a second language, especially one as versatile as French, facilitates travel and significantly increases employment opportunities in the United States and abroad.

International Standing: French is one of the six working languages of the United Nations.


Study abroad and international co-ops are integral to the Modern Languages program, and will no doubt be the highlight of your education. There is no better way to learn a foreign language, get a sense of your place in the globalized economy, discover other cultures and broaden your perspective on American life and culture, than to go abroad. French-language options include:

Study Abroad:

International Co-op:

Begin your journey at Drexel’s Study Abroad office and/or the Steinbright Career Development Center (international co-op).


Fluent understanding of a foreign language benefits individuals in a wide variety of professional fields. For language students considering employment with a French minor, opportunities can include: The European Union, the International Olympic Committee, the World Trade Organization, the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA), the United Nations and the African Union.

Learn more about the minor in the Course Catalog
Learn more about the Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in the Course Catalog

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!