Expand your horizons through French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) at UBC Vancouver. Connect with people from diverse cultures where the Romance languages are spoken, and explore the art, literature, history, and social issues that are taking place in the world around you.

The language proficiency, critical thinking skills, and heightened cultural awareness you will develop in our courses can be applied to a wide range of careers — especially (but not limited to) those in which connection and internationalism count.

  • French language teaching (K-12)
  • Education, academia, and research
  • Government and politics
  • Public service
  • Foreign service
  • Business
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Law
  • Cultural and historical organizations
  • Humanitarian work
  • Non-profits
  • Tourism
  • Translation
  • Journalism, Radio, and Television
  • Public relations

You will develop transferable skills that can be applied to a wide variety of fields. These skills include:

  • Language proficiency
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Cultural awareness
  • International and intercultural know-how
  • Research skills

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I think learning Spanish was one of the most useful hard skills that I gained out of my undergrad — it opened a lot of doors for me down the line.

Astghik Hairapetian
BA ‘17

French Studies

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Spanish Studies

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Italian Studies

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Romance Studies

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Portuguese Studies

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Latin American Studies

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