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« Support for the organization of a French Language Job Fair »

In recent years, there has been a greater demand from employers for foreign language skills and French skills in particular: -a March 2017 report by The New American Economy, “Not so lost in translation”, notes that the number of job postings online asking for advanced French skills increased by 134% between 2010 and 2015 in the US, while the number of students enrolled in French in Higher Education has been dropping. 

There is therefore a case to be made to highlight this coming skill gap on the labor market and underscore the advantages a mastery of French will offer students when they enter the workforce.

Indeed, this is what the French Language Job Fair’s first edition, organized by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in partnership with several partner universities in New Orleans and San Diego in 2019, and online last year, has done.  On March 20, 2020, on the International Francophonie Day,we hosted an online event which brought together more than 1,200 American students from 31 universities across the country with 30 employers in industries as diverse as insurance, banking, tourism or engineering.

The organization of a French Language Job Fair allows us to give substance to this new paradigm by offering students of French internships and jobs in the United States, giving them the opportunity to put their language skills to good use in a domestic context.

Following the great enthusiasm generated by French Language Job Fairs, the AATF, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, would like to support and accompany you this year in the organization of your own event. For this purpose, a total of up to $10,000 could be made available for projects of all sizes and formats.

All chosen projects could also receive support from the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles. 

If you wish to organize a French Language Job Fair in the year 2023, submit your project before December 31st !   


This grant program is open to all departments of French at U.S. institutions of higher education, both public and private. 


For more information on how to apply, review the guideline below:

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