Our world is increasingly becoming a global community, and the Department of Romance Languages prepares students for the future of global citizenship and the workforce. Many of our students spend time traveling and living in another culture. We offer study abroad opportunities in France and in many Francophone countries or regions. Programs are as short as four weeks and as long as a full academic year. The Department offers several scholarships to help students pursue their studies. We also send many graduates to France on the Assistantship program run by the French Ministry of Education, which posts assistants in French high schools (“lycées”) and middle schools to help teach English. Many students also take advantage of Francophone opportunities in the Peace Corps. Currently the University of Oregon ranks number 10 nationwide for graduates who serve in the Peace Corps.