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Career Opportunities

In today’s highly interrelated world, knowledge of a foreign language is an invaluable, if not indispensable, asset which offers students opportunities and careers in fields such as:

  • Customs
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Foreign Student Advising
  • Translations
  • Court Interpreting
  • Medicine
  • Politics
  • Civil Service
  • Environmental Studies
  • Medical Research
  • International Business
  • Science and Technology
  • Import/Export
  • Counseling
  • Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Foreign Service
  • Military Careers
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Computer Technology
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Banking

Academics: Nearly almost all four-year universities require at least two or three sequential semesters of a single foreign language in order to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, most graduate programs require a working knowledge of two foreign languages.

Culture: Proficiency in a foreign language opens doors to meaningful and enriching contacts with other peoples and their cultures by expanding our knowledge and appreciation for the fascinating arts, foods, music, traditions, history and diversity of our global community.

More on why foreign languages are so important

Department Chair: Patricia Santana |  Phone: 660-44507 | FAX: 660-4399 | Email: patricia.santana@gcccd.edu

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