A Career with a Foreign Language Degree

As the world become flat and more connected through technology, knowledge of a foreign language and culture has become a valuable professional asset. Job opportunties for individuals with a foreign language degree can be found in teaching, translating, journalism, hospitality and tourism, businesses with an international presence and in agencies of the federal government.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • International Banking Officer
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent/Guide
  • Travel Writer

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals interested in pursuing a degree in a foreign language:

American Translators Association
National Association for Bilingual Education
National Peace Corps Association
The United Nations Information Center
United States, Department of State
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook


Last Update: January 26 2012
For additional information, contact: Brenda St. Peter