Careers for French Majors

Current Continued-Study or Employment Opportunities

FUSAC : A Paris-based resource for ex-pats that often has good general info for people interested in finding housing/a job in the Paris area.

Overseas Jobs

Summer 2020: Visions Service Adventures

FIT Fellowship (Future Immersion Teacher Fellowship)

Learn more about the French Dual Language Fund's initiatives

Learn more about French dual language and immersion programs across US's public schools

Boren Fellowships for graduates

French Immersion Teacher - Edina Public Schools

Ph.D. program in French Studies at Brown University

M.A. and Ph.D. programs in French and Francophone Studies at the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia

Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

French Scholarships

French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict are eligible to apply for the Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida & Family Scholarship for French. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need. Amounts of approximately $3000 are divided among scholarship recipients every year.

Follow this link for more information on the Gaida Scholarship for French.

The scholarship is awarded every spring on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need, and is open to all French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of a given year.

Student Employment

Each year the French faculty work with student language tutors and TAs, the French Cultural Events assistant, and office assistants through student employment; these positions might include tutoring, assistance with class materials and cultural events, researching films for the French Film Series,and  other research as needed by individual faculty members.

After Graduation

  • CSB/SJU French students have had success finding opportunities to apply their French linguistic and cultural skills after graduation.  Alumni and alumnae of the French program include French teachers, translators, professors, researchers, and employees in international business.  Experience & Professional Development hosts a webpage that features French alums and useful resources that serve as a starting point for exploring and researching careers. Click here.
  • The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health and Humanities & Social Sciences enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round-trip ticket to France and health insurance.
    The next call for applications for 2021-2022 will open in October 2021 at  chateaubriand-fellowship.org.

More resources from XPD:

The French government teaching assistant program


The French government teaching assistant program is of special interest: Students who will have graduated by next summer and who have working knowledge of French can apply for one of over 500 positions available. Modest stipend paid.  No charge to apply or participate. Note that the application forms are entirely in French and very extensive! While the materials specify eligibility as limited to French majors, many of our students who were accepted in past years were not French majors but had a working knowledge of French. 

Archived alum spotlights

Jacob Stock '17