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Ask Away: 5 Questions with a U.N. Intern

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a U.N. Intern

October 24, 2017

Interviews

Lehigh University graduate Matthew speaks with us about his Swiss study abroad experience, how French skills help him stand out in a crowd, and his tips for those considering a career in diplomacy or international development.

Leading with Localization: Translators Bring Video Games to Wider Global Markets

Leading with Localization: Translators Bring Video Games to Wider Global Markets

October 19, 2017

Careers

Localization, a way of adapting products for use in a new place, has taken an increasingly important role in the video gaming industry. Learn more about this challenging and rewarding career path intertwined with language and culture.

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Future Mandarin Translator

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Future Mandarin Translator

October 17, 2017

Student Voices, Interviews

We’re speaking with Evangelista—a University of Delaware student who’s studied abroad in China—about how languages have shaped her travels, interactions, and future career plans. Check out her interview here!

Leading with Global Engineering: Dual Degree Programs Combine STEM & Languages

Leading with Global Engineering: Dual Degree Programs Combine STEM & Languages

October 12, 2017

Careers

Dedicated global engineering programs that formally combine STEM, languages & cultural perspectives—such as this one at the University of Rhode Island—are preparing & inspiring a generation of bilingual engineers. These students explain the benefits!

Leading with Theater: Companies Connect with Emotions in Bilingual Productions

Leading with Theater: Companies Connect with Emotions in Bilingual Productions

October 5, 2017

Careers

Theater can capture an audience’s emotions no matter the language, but bilingual companies like The Global Theatre Project are changing expectations from coast to coast—creating multilingual shows reflective of our increasingly diverse communities.

Blogger Abroad: 6 Trains & a Ferry from Paris to Norway

Blogger Abroad: 6 Trains & a Ferry from Paris to Norway

October 2, 2017

Student Voices

Following her study abroad program, “Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen set out on an adventure that culminated in a kayaking excursion in the Norwegian fjords. With an open mind and a train pass in hand, she was ready to explore the unknown!

Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

September 28, 2017

Student Voices

Summer blogger Gwen’s study abroad program in Spain may have ended, but her adventures have not: Follow her to CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—near Geneva, Switzerland.

Leading with Understanding: Bilingual Insurance Agents Build Strong Working Relationships

Leading with Understanding: Bilingual Insurance Agents Build Strong Working Relationships

September 26, 2017

Careers

When insurance agents are able to bridge language barriers, they connect with their clients and communities on a deeper level and in ways that monolinguals cannot. Hear testimonials from these New York Life agents.

Report Shows Demand for Bilingual Workers in U.S. More than Doubled

September 20, 2017

News & Views

In “Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market,” New American Economy shares figures from their study of online job listings for bilingual workers: See the main findings here!

Leading with Music: Using Chinese to Connect Hearts Half a World Apart

Leading with Music: Using Chinese to Connect Hearts Half a World Apart

September 18, 2017

Careers

Abigail Washburn dreamed of being a lawyer in China… until she picked up a banjo. Now, having combined her passions for language and music, Washburn inspires billions in both the U.S. and China to look past their political differences.