Modern Languages

(including French, German, and Spanish)

Studying a foreign language enables you to examine the framework of another culture firsthand.  Specialists in modern languages become teachers, translators, interpreters, or language consultants. Foreign language study can also lead to careers in the State Department, Defense Department, U.S. Information Agency, CIA, National Security Agency, and many other government agencies. American companies engaged in international business often seek employees with a knowledge of a second language. Other opportunities exist in such areas as tourism, journalism, library science, computer technology, and a range of related academic, professional, and service fields.

Related career titles

Bilingual educator
Civil service worker
Community affairs specialist
Court interpreter
Customs/ immigration officer
Foreign correspondent
Foreign diplomat
Foreign exchange trader
Foreign service officer
International consultant
Intelligence specialist
Interpreter
Language consultant
Linguist
Peace corps worker
Professor
Proofreader
Teacher
Translator
Travel agent

Resources available in ACIC*

Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados and Other Multilingual Types
Careers in Foreign Languages
Great Jobs for Foreign Language Majors
International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them
Opportunities in Foreign Language Careers
Opportunities in Overseas Careers
Opportunities in Teaching English to Other Languages
Opportunities in Travel Careers

*Books are available for a 2-day checkout period.

Related modern languages links

K-State Department of Modern Languages
http://www.k-state.edu/mlangs

American Association for Applied Linguistics
http://www.aaal.org

The American Association of Language Specialists
http://www.taals.net

American Institute for Foreign Study
http://www.aifs.com

American Translators Association
http://www.atanet.org

Center for Applied Linguistics
http://www.cal.org

Institute of International Education
http://www.iie.org

Modern Language Association
http://www.mla.org

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
http://www.najit.org

The United Nations Information Center
http://www.un.org

The Linguist List
https://linguistlist.org