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A language without borders

Explore the history, literature, and cultures of one of the most influential languages in the world.

As you master the French language, you’ll develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication skills that will make you stand out in fields like business, engineering, and medicine.

Studying French at Calvin is a path to a fulfilling career—but it’s also a way to follow Christ’s example by serving people across many different cultures and nations. At the heart of every course is a desire to listen, learn, and speak justice in a connected, multicultural world.

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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.

Learn more about the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs.

Pair with engineering

Complement your studies in French with an engineering degree. By studying engineering, you'll build practical skills for an international market, expanding your career possibilities. If you have any questions please contact our French Professors Jolene Vos-Camy ( or Otto Selles( They will be more than happy to help you and decide what work best for you.

Study Abroad

Join our Semester in France program to deepen your understanding of the French language and experience French culture firsthand.


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