World Languages & Cultures
Knowledge of world languages is essential in today’s global society. Our World Languages & Cultures programs prepare students to become proficient in a language, a literature, and a culture other than English and American so that they may lead empowered and productive lives as global citizens.
Why is World Languages & Cultures in demand?
Through the study of world languages, you’ll gain access to the cultures of foreign nations, develop a greater appreciation for cultural diversity and acquire a deeper understanding of our common humanity. Employment opportunities are excellent for students who speak and understand a language other than English in areas such as banking, journalism, international business, law, sales, marketing and management, and in social services and medical-related fields.
Is it for me?
- Like to try new foods, meet new people?
- Want to see the Wonders of the world in person not YouTube?
- Get fascinated and intrigued by differences in cultures?
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Where will World Languages and Cultures take me?
A large percentage of Scranton world language and international language-business majors have found employment in areas directly related to their majors.
- Director of Operations, New York State Senate
- Account executive for Raymond Weil Importer, New York
- Executive for logistics and management for Dickinson Constant Company, northern France
- Financial specialist for Putnam Investments, Boston
- MS Investment Management, New York
- Spanish, Italian, French, German and Latin teachers in a variety of public and private secondary school settings
- Human Resources for AXA in Paris, France
- Ernst & Young, New York
- Portuguese teacher, West Point, New York
- Officer in the U.S. Foreign Service
- Project Manager for a translation company
Graduate School & Volunteer Service
Some of our graduates have served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at home or abroad, in the Peace Corps in Africa, for Catholic Relief Services in Africa, and in Germany, Morocco and Brazil as a Fulbright scholar. Other students are pursuing graduate studies or are enrolled in law and medical schools.
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty are very active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to bounce ideas.
Whether it’s advising or providing letters of reference for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers but advocates for you professionally.