Official language of the United Nations, NATO, the European Union and the Olympics, French is a language of world-wide reach that will greatly enhance your job prospects in any field with an international bent, which in our global society is just about any field you may choose. Moreover, the longstanding historical connections between the English- and French-speaking worlds and the languages they speak, make French an excellent first choice as a second language for Americans. French was the language of the ruling class in England for over 300 years and the intertwining of French and English and their long-lasting effects one upon the other are evident. As such, studying French will not only provide access to diverse cultural realities and open up many more opportunities for significant global connections, it will also better equip you to explore the history and potential of the English you speak. Add to this well over a thousand years of both close partnership and passionate disagreement, and you have a winning ticket for a fascinating and enriching intellectual journey. The IU Southeast French program will strongly support the development of your language skills and of your cultural enrichment both on campus and in numerous study abroad programs.
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