Foreign Languages
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Berea College

Foreign Languages

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French, German, or Spanish. A minor is also available in the aforementioned languages as well as in Classical Studies. Outside of the majors and minors, courses are offered in Chinese, Japanese, Latin, and Biblical Hebrew. Students are encouraged to pair their major with a major or a minor in another foreign language or in a complementary field, such as Communication, Business, Political Science, English, Sociology, Education, or History.

Opportunities & Internships

Foreign language majors and minors have an opportunity to earn academic credit through an approved program abroad. Students majoring in a foreign language may be approved and receive funding to spend a semester abroad. Foreign language minors can also receive limited funding.

Careers & Outcomes

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Diplomacy
  • Linguistics
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Travel Services
  • Education
  • Business

My training in German was the deciding factor for getting my first job after graduation. I had applied to Hewlett-Packard and my resume was selected because the company wanted to staff a specialist on a German account with appropriate language skills. I got the job and benefited a lot because I skipped the entry-level stage and directly went to a specialist role because of the business need. Knowing a foreign language can differentiate you in the workforce and expedite your progress.

Kiril Traykov
Strategy and Business Intelligence Manager, Heineken USA

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