With globalization and increasing multiculturalism in the U.S., individuals with cultural and linguistic competence in international areas have a wide range of career choices. Additionally, our alums have found that ILC has given them a unique and adaptable set of aptitudes: strong communication skills, critical thinking, an ability to negotiate ambiguity and difference, facility with metaphor, and global awareness. Education, business, foreign service, health care, international relations, government and non-government organizations, and service professions are some of the possible career areas for our majors.
In addition to graduate school, there are other opportunities to develop your linguistic and cultural knowledge after graduation. Here are some examples:
- Teaching Assistantship Program in France
- North American Language and Culture Assistants Program in Spain
- The Fulbright Scholar Program
- The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of application)
- The Peace Corps