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Language and International Studies

The languages, literatures and cultures majors and international studies majors have special characteristics of that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Openness to differences in culture, beliefs, and language.
  • Capability to communicate fluently in a language other than English.
  • Understanding of the subtle differences in language and customs among multiple cultures.
  • Cultural sensitivity when communicating with people of other cultures.
  • Ability to employ the original document, not translations, when conducting research.
  • Background to identify universality and differences among cultures of the world.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Advertising Trainee
Airport Customer Service Worker
Community Health Educator
Court Interpreter
Cultural Affairs Officer
ESL / TOEFL Teacher
FBI / CIA Agent
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Film Specialist
Foreign Service Officer
Hotel Customer Service Representative
Immigration Officer
International Banking Trainee
International Buyer
International Conference Planner
International Importer / Exporter
International Relations Adviser
International Student Adviser
International Traveler Assistant
Language Teacher
Marketing Trainee
Non-Government Organization
Peace Corps / Vista Worker
Public Health Administrator
Public Relations Specialist
Social Worker
Tour Organizer
Urban Planner

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Alumnae Hall
p – 516.877.4050