Speaking French increases career options in many fields—from business to medical research—and improves your prospects for admission to graduate programs in fields such as anthropology, philosophy, history and law. Kentucky's top two trading partners are Francophone countries—Canada and France—and nearly 47 percent of Kentucky's exports went to French-speaking countries.
Ranked in the top 1% nationwide for Most Focused—Romance Languages by College FactualFrench students complement their study at Transy with many experiences abroad. Most recently students have studied in Madagascar, Nice, Paris, Nantes and Dijon and completed summer paid internships in Normandy.
French majors also recently conducted faculty-guided research projects in Vietnam, Senegal and Quebec. Many students of French also take advantage of Transylvania's May term travel courses to French-speaking regions of the world, studying art in Paris, cycling in the south of France and completing a French immersion course in Montreal.
The Douglas and Marilyn Cardwell French Scholarship Fund
The Cardwell Scholarship is an endowed scholarship available for students to study in France or another country where French is the primary language. This scholarship is in addition to the approved use of other Transylvania awards, financial aid and loans. Current sophomores are eligible to apply after consulting with the directors of study abroad and Transylvania’s French program.