Foreign Language Careers

The following are some of the fields in which foreign language students often pursue careers:
  • International business
  • Travel and tourism industry
  • Teaching
  • Missions
  • Diplomatic work
  • Research
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Journalism
  • Social work

A major in another field plus proficiency in a foreign language greatly enhances your marketability and opportunities for career development.

Drew Nelson '16 describes some of the highlights of his time at Covenant - including the benefit of studying linguistics, the understanding attitude of faculty, and total immersion in French culture during a semester of study in Aix-en-Provence.

"I’ve always liked studying languages and I love that I get the opportunity to speak in Spanish every day. The professors in my major are great, too. There have been several times when I’ve met with them to discuss my plans after graduation and they’re always willing to give me advice and talk about their experience with continuing their Spanish education after college."
 - Spanish major Holly Randolph '17
Lindsey describes how her study of Arabic helped prepare her for internships that involved working with refugees both in Jordan and the U.S.