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October 14, 2022


Senior Emily Su Bin Ko Receives the Robert Johnson Award

May 09, 2022

The Robert Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in French and Francophone Studies by an undergraduate major has been awarded this year to Senior Emily Su Bin Ko. In addition to Emily’s...

Senior Carly Dow Awarded the Class of 1976 Scholarship

August 16, 2021

Carly Dow (BA, French and Frandophone Studies, 2021) has been awarded this year's Class of 1976 Scholarship, which provides support to a University of Massachusetts Amherst Bachelor's degree...

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Why study French?

Because French opens doors! In today’s interconnected world, knowledge of foreign languages and cultures will enhance your prospects in almost any career. And French is a great choice: It’s a widely used official working language in countless political, business, and cultural organizations across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It’s also the third most important business language and the fifth most widely used language in the world, with hundreds of millions of speakers spread over five continents.

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