Rhodes requires every graduate to have developed intermediate proficiency in a second language. (We refer to this as the F10 requirement.) Students may fulfill this requirement in one of three ways:
Studying French can give students insights into an array of cultures and world views in over forty different countries on five different continents. French is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Doctors Without Borders, the Olympic Committee, and the European Community. French is the most frequently spoken language in American households after English and Spanish.