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Why study foreign languages and cultures?

Language study can open up the world, so you can...

  • Explore exotic locales, architectural wonders and historic sites
  • Enjoy the delicious foods and rich culinary traditions of other regions
  • Experience new cultures and make friends from all over the world
  • Assist foreign travelers visiting our country
  • Make an impact working with immigrants and migrant workers
  • Teach and change lives forever
  • Open up many career opportunities to do what you love

What can I do with a language degree?

With a language degree there is no single career path after graduation. In addition to  traditional language careers in teaching, translating, and interpreting, language degrees provide exciting opportunites in a wide variety of career paths all around the world. In recent years, the demand for employees who speak more than one language has more than doubled. With this increasing demand for bilingual and multilingual employees, a language degree can offer a distinct advantage for graduates entering the job market.

Careers & Industries for Language Students  
Intelligence and Defense


Travel and Tourism International Development
Teaching Foreign Language Interpreters and Translators
English Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) | Teaching English Abroad Finance and Banking
Legal Services

Foreign Service and Diplomacy

Immigration International Business and Trade

Peace Corps and Non-Profit

Missions and Humanitarian Aid

Career Resources

Internship Opportunities

Students wishing to apply for an internship abroad should make an appointment in the Mac Center by following the link below:

For further career resources and internship opportunities, please stop by the Modern Languages Job Board across from Jennings 105 or visit Career Services in Nelson 313.