As political and economic issues become increasingly international in scope, there is a growing need for Americans to be proficient in world languages. Recent graduates have gone on to medical school, graduate school in the humanities and social sciences, and law school; others have started promising careers in journalism, international business, government service, and teaching.
There is a pressing need for qualified and dedicated teachers of French, from elementary schools to universities. Many private companies and public agencies need employees and managers who are proficient in French. A command of French, combined with training in business or science, may open opportunities in a variety of American companies that are active in the European community, Canada, the Caribbean, and Africa.