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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
  • Be cool, chulo, chuette, wunderbar, sutekina!

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 Majors  

International Political Organizations | 

Embassies | Consultants

Translators Broadcast Journalism
Foreign Language Teachers Marketing | Advertising | Public Relations
English Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Import and Export | International Trade
International Development

International Banking

Logistics | Finance International Student Programs
Hospitality | Tourism Industry Airlines | Cruise Lines | Travel Industry

CIA | Defense Department | Peace Corps

Humanitarian Aid | Disaster Relief 

Department of Justice | Immigration & Naturalization International Non-Profit & Mission Organizations
Healthcare Legal Services
Product Localization Management Electronic Commerce

Career Resources

Internship Opportunities

Students wishing to apply for an internship abroad should make an appointment with Dr. Beth Stapleton 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.