Learn the French language, which is spoken by about 200 million people on five continents, as well as the rich traditions of French-speaking countries.

Enhance language classes with language-learning software offered through the Center for Languages & International Collaboration, Pacific University’s state-of-the-art language lab.

Interact with a native French-speaking language assistant on campus and/or study abroad in an accredited program in a French- or Francophone-speaking country for at least one semester.

Travel to France or other Francophone countries through our Winter-term travel courses, such as the Culinary Tour of France. A French Major Fund Scholarship is awarded to students completing study abroad and upper-level French course criteria.


A Pacific student communicates with an international neighbor on a computer in the Center for Languages and International Collaboration
The Pacific University Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, promotes the development of global-ready graduates who can communicate effectively across difference. More than ever, college graduates must be ready to work and live in a global environment — not only to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively. Language education is about more than memorizing vocabulary — it’s about embracing diversity and difference. Through the CLIC, Pacific students engage with people around the world.