French Department Receives Grant to Develop Professional Pathways

The French Department is happy to announce that it has received a grant from the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation to develop professional pathways for learners of French at UC Berkeley. The 2023-2025 project’s aim is to help students learn a foreign language while gaining professional experience and intercultural knowledge in two professional domains: International Relations and the Art World and Cultural Institutions. It will propose professionalizing opportunities through French For Profession classes (French 137), coupled with internships in French-speaking organizations, locally or abroad. The project will also allow students to work more closely with francophone partners on campus and in the Bay Area through a speaker series, guest lectures, and field trips. The project will be further supported by the Berkeley Language Center and Berkeley’s Center of Excellence in French and Francophone Studies. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Déborah Blocker,, Claire Tourmen, or Nina Rennert-Cohen