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Career Opportunities for French Majors

French is the official language of 30 nations distributed primarily throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. The abilities you develop in our programs are valued in all industries and will help to open up the global job market to you.

Careers in teaching, international business, translation, and government service require linguistic fluency, cultural and historical awareness, reading, writing, analytical, and argumentative skills. Potential employers include international aid agencies, international schools, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, import/export companies, foreign firms operating in US, travel agencies, and universities.

Earning a degree in French and Francophone Studies gives you versatility for your future.

Our recent graduates are pursuing careers that include:

  • Teaching French in the US or teaching in France
  • Working in tourism and cultural heritage
  • Directing historical and cultural sites
  • Making films
  • Practicing medicine
  • Opening small businesses
  • Practicing law
  • Serving as a legislative intern
  • Working as professional writers, artists, and musicians
  • Serving in educational leadership in traditional and immersion settings
  • Pursuing advanced degrees in a variety of fields, including folklore, historic preservation, and French and Francophone Studies

All of our graduates and current students are actively participating in the preservation of French and Francophone heritage in Louisiana.

Venez faire partie du futur francophone louisianais!

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).