Six incoming first-year students enjoyed an immersive experience through the College's Go First! program in Quebec City, Quebec.
A major in languages, including French, is a valuable asset for a variety of careers and prepares students for life in a global world. Some graduates of the Languages Department focus exclusively on a job that utilizes the languages they have studied, while others use their language background as an asset to apply for a position more closely aligned to their second major field of study. For example, among recent graduates, languages alumni are working in actuarial roles, enrolled in the College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, or the University of Florida inorganic chemistry Ph.D. program, where their language ability will help them work with constituents who may not speak English.
Our program graduates have published French works, such as L’Habitation Saint-Ybars, and teach in high schools. Others have gone onto successful journalism careers, including an Emmy-nominated reporter for the BBC and an Edward R. Murrow Award recipient.
Flexibility and variety of assignments means Marie Cusick '08 not only enjoys her job as a reporter, but also has received numerous awards for her work.