Why Study French at UAF?

“The language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing areas of the world…”

Think French is no longer a language worth learning? Head over to Forbes.com for an explanation of why learning French is growing increasingly relevant even today.

French is currently spoken by an estimated 338 million people worldwide, and is the official language of 29 countries. Click on the map to reach the website of the International Organization of Francophones for more information.


Want to visit one of these countries while earning credit toward your degree? The UAF French department has a strong exchange program with multiple francophone countries.

Read about the benefits of learning a foreign language in a recent article in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

Still unconvinced?

See what graduates of the UAF French program have to say about their experiences during and since their studies at UAF. You’ll be surprised where French language skills can take you!