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Languages for International Careers

The Languages and International Careers (LIC) programs are the revised programs of the former Group Major of Languages and International Trade Program (LIT), the oldest undergraduate program in the U.S. that offered both, the B.A. and M.A. degrees in LIT in French, German, and Spanish, as well as the B.A. in LIT in Japanese. The graduate programs M.A.-LIT programs (French, German, and Spanish) remain in place. The revised undergraduate programs include cross-cultural courses and are no longer limited to a required minor in Business, but are open to include all EMU minor programs. However, minors in a discipline with a focus on international and public issues are advised, such as International Business (IB minor), General Business, International Affairs, Tourism, Political Science, Economics, Public Law & Government, Social Work, Health Administration, ROTC, etc. The Languages and International Careers Programs provide the knowledge and skills for international careers and a practical proficiency command of foreign languages, including translating. Employers and graduates state such knowledge and skills lead not only to better chances for employment but also for increased pay, promotions, and, most importantly, exciting careers stateside and abroad. See the EMU Undergraduate Catalog

Eastern Michigan's Languages and International Careers Programs offer...

  • State-of-the-art business-language and cross-cultural training
  • Possible internships/employment with U.S. and foreign agencies and businesses
  • Study abroad and other stateside and overseas practical experiences

This website provides information/links to...

  • Program descriptions and requirements for the B.A. in LIC and M.A. in LIT (see LIT program in Japanese in Japanese section of World Language Department website)
  • Employment: Topics, tools, and opportunities to facilitate the career plan/job search
  • Study abroad/other experiences
  • News and information about LIC Programs, current students/faculty, graduates and related topics

For more information about the B.A. in LIC and MA-LIT in French e-mail Prof. Peden gpeden@emich.edu, in German, Prof Zinggeler mzinggele@emich.edu, in Spanish Prof. Milan mmilan@emich.edu, and for the BA-LIT in Japanese, Prof. Tabuse mtabuse@emich.edu.



The Department of World Languages is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold