Why study French at UBC’s Okanagan campus?
In our French program, you will explore a diversity of francophone cultures from around the world. Students are encouraged to broaden their cultural awareness by engaging with the local Francophone community, as well as exchange programs such as the federal government’s Explore program, UBC’s Go Global international study abroad program, and the Language Assistant Program offered in partnership with the French Government.
Proficiency or mastery of the French language will considerably expand your career options and destinations. Studies have shown that professionals with various levels of bilingualism make more money and are more marketable. Careers include tourism, management, business, media, education, as well as civil and foreign services.
There is a great need of qualified and dynamic French teachers in BC. After obtaining your BA with a major in French, you can apply to the 16-month Bachelor of Education program to complete a teaching degree. You can specialize in teaching French as a second language (French Immersion, Core French) or French as a first language (in a Francophone school).
Broad Range of Knowledge
UBC Okanagan’s liberal arts degree prepares students for global citizenship by integrating foundational knowledge with interdisciplinary opportunities in social justice, sustainability and Indigenous content. Students who earn a BA degree graduate with a broad range of knowledge and the ability to think critically, be creative, problem solve and communicate effectively.
Put your classroom learning to the test with Co-op job placements throughout the region and beyond. Co-op helps you to gain beneficial skills such as how to build your resumé, apply for jobs, expand your professional network and earn money to pay for tuition.