French is spoken today by more than 200 million people on all 5 continents the world. It’s an official language of many African and European countries, as well as France, and of several Caribbean islands. Canada is officially bilingual. Numerous Latin American and Asian countries also have historical and cultural ties with France.
When you study French, you open lines of communication with many cultures and millions of people for whom French is a first or second language; you get direct access to a variety of creative and scientific works, and you develop the interpersonal skills you need to pursue a rewarding international career.