Welcome to the Program in French in the IU School of Liberal Arts! With instruction at all levels, you are sure to find your place here. We are here to support you, whether you are seeking to fulfill a requirement for a degree program, taking classes for personal enrichment, or wish to complete a Major, Minor, or Certificate in French. With strong links to the French-speaking community and engaging Indianapolis resources it’s easy to get connected.
What Studying French Did for Me?
Professionally, because of the French language skills gained from courses at IUPUI and my study abroad experience at Aix-en-Provence, I am able to use the language both in personal and business settings. From managing development projects in Washington D.C to traveling to Dakar and Ouagadougou working with vulnerable populations, my French language skill is helping me make a positive impact in the World.
Personally, I have been able to connect with and build strong lasting friendships with other French-speaking students at IUPUI. Also, I have been able to incorporate my French-speaking ability into my everyday life – whether it is saying “bonjour” to the store owner at my local African store, or explaining a French word to my young curious nephew – studying French has truly been rewarding for me, on all levels.
– Ayobami Egunyomi, B.A. in French (2017)
Ayo is the Manager of Project Operations for an international development organization called ACDI/VOCA, where she provides technical and project management support to a portfolio of food security and agriculture development projects in Francophone West African countries.