Learning French alongside your main degree will benefit you both personally and professionally well beyond your studies.
More than 300 million people (projected to increase to 500 million by 2025) speak French in all five continents.
French is a key official language of the UN, the EU, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. French is also the language of the three cities where the EU institutions have their headquarters: Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, to which one must add Geneva, home to the second largest UN centre after its Headquarters in New York.
The ability to speak French, in addition to English, is a clear advantage on the international job market, offering you the opportunity to work with/for companies from France (the fifth largest economy in the world and second largest in Europe, as well the first tourist destination in the world) or any of the main French-speaking parts of the world (Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, as well as North and sub-Saharan Africa).