France-Atlanta 2016 : Education series
Last week, representatives from local NGOs shared their field experience with students in Metro Atlanta high schools and universities.
With new technologies and more easily accessibility for traveling, learning a second language is more prevalent than ever. Many high schools require at least one year of a foreign language, yet most students don't realize just how beneficial a second language can be for their future.
International organizations and Non-Government Agencies (NGOs) rely heavily on employees who speak French. With over 220 million French speakers worldwide on the 5 continents, French has the status of an official language in 32 different countries and governments, and is ranked the sixth most widely spoken language.
More than 600 students have learnt more about current humanitarian issues that are being addressed by these organizations and discover new ways to use the French language in a professional setting. The experience was great and it was a real success!