56% of our graduate students come from foreign institutions.
Having knowledge of another language and the cultural skills necessary to assist an employer in this era of globalization will give students an advantage in many different careers. These skills also offer the opportunity to receive more compensation than employees without these critical skills.
The master's program in World Languages and Applied Intercultural Studies is designed to offer students academic and linguistic instruction coupled with practical experience in the diverse communities of metro Atlanta.
Students will have opportunities to leverage these resources and their skills to construct their own emphasis within and outside the standard curriculum. Graduates of this program students may pursue career pathways including:
- Teaching abroad professional
- Corporate Strategist
- Curator or event planner
- Artistic creator
- Social Worker
The graduate certificate in Latin American Studies is ideal for people who want to enhance their marketability and skills in relation to a region whose economy and culture have become increasingly important to the United States in recent years.
The certificate is particularly well suited to students pursuing graduate degrees in anthropology, art history, business, history, world languages, political science, or sociology who have a concentration or a definite interest in Latin American and U.S. Latino/as who want to expand their understanding by taking related course work.
This program allows bilingual people to develop the professional skills to serve as the linguistic and cultural liaison in a wide range of personal and professional situations.
Students who complete the program will be prepared to work for professional translation agencies; any government agency that uses translators; in roles as interpreters in courts, educational and medical settings; and as freelance translators and interpreters. Some students have gone on to work at the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.