Because French is a critical language spoken by an estimated 274 million people (and growing!) on 5 continents and an official language in 32 countries and governments.
French has been voted the third most "useful" language in the world and is the official language in most important international agencies and organizations.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Foreign Languages and Literatures are the top-paying majors in the liberal arts.
Learn about the internship possibilities where students apply what they learn in the French major.Discover Opportunities
French students at Luther don't just read from a textbook. They learn by taking on roles, informed by classic texts, in elaborate games set in the past!View Courses
Faculty and students at Luther work together to develop meaningful research on Francophone history and cultures.Learn More
Language skills, combined with other areas of concentration, can complement virtually any career. Check out these stories and see how French students are making a difference in the world!Read the Stories
Students are enthusiastically engaged in a variety of co-curricular activities which promote Francophone cultures on campus. They can practice their French when they attend the weekly French Table, watch movies during "Francophone nights" at the Language Learning Center, make crêpes in town, perform French plays with the Luther College French Drama Club, interact with distinguished guests from around the Francophone world, and much more.
The program also has a partnership with a French university where Luther hires a French native graduate student from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale to organize a variety of activities on campus. In return, one of our graduating seniors is hired by the Université de Bretagne Occidentale to teach English in Brittany for a year.