A background in French can be a valuable asset to your life and career. French is estimated as having between 70 million and 110 million native speakers and 190 million second-language speakers. It is the second-most studied foreign language in the world, after English, and is an official language of more than 29 countries.

French Program

Program Tracks Available


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: March 15 (Preferred status deadline)

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D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures

Program Contact

Maryanne L. Leone, Ph.D

Professor of Spanish, Department Chair, Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures
508-767-7126 Founders Hall - Room 220

An Ideal Place To Learn

Program Curriculum

Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.


Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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Career Paths

Our graduates pursue careers in teaching, international business, government and nonprofit organizations that require proficiency in the language.

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Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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Graduate School

Beyond Assumption

Assumption prepares students to use their linguistic, cultural and analytical skills in their careers, advanced studies and other endeavors. Students who minor in French are introduced to the rich cultural traditions and literary expression of the civilization.

Many go on for graduate study in the language or graduate fields such as library science, literature, philology, and comparative literature.

Graduate School Samples:

  • Cambridge College
  • Curry College
  • Middlebury College
  • Boston University
  • Simmons College
  • University of Connecticut

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