Modern Language Combination may consist of French, German or Spanish as a first language and any of those three, as well
as Italian, as a second language. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in Modern Language Combination.
French consists of 36 credit hours in advanced language, cultural, film, and literary studies of the French speaking world. All
courses are taught in French. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in French.
Spanish consists of 36 credit hours in advanced language, cultural, film, and literary studies of the Spanish speaking world. All
courses are taught in Spanish. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in Spanish.
What can I do with this degree?
Areas Employers Strategies
Develop fluency in a second language. Seek out any
opportunity to converse with native speakers to
better learn the language.
Learn a third language for increased job
opportunities. Some languages such as Middle
Interpretation (Simultaneous &
Freelance Eastern or Asian ones are in more demand than
Educational services others.
Business services Gain experience through internships or
Government agencies volunteering.
Healthcare organizations Seek certification or accreditation from an
International organizations interpretation/translation organization.
Nonprofit and social service Learn to listen to one language while speaking
organizations another at the same time.
Courts Develop aptitude with computers and the Internet.
Publishers Interpreters and translators who have expertise in
Libraries a particular area such as law or medicine may
find more opportunities.
Learn to work well under stress.
Most people who work in this field freelance. Show
ability, initiative and motivation as this is a very
Take courses in hotel/restaurant administration or
Tour and excursion companies
recreation and tourism management.
Get a part-time job in a hotel or restaurant to gain
Travel and Tourism: Hotels/Motels
Spend some time abroad to learn about various
Airline Services Restaurants
cultures and traditions.
Brush up on your knowledge of geography.
Booking and Reservations Cruise lines
Consider attending a travel and tourism school.
Travel Services/Guidance Railroads
Develop office skills like working with computers.
Ecotourism Bus lines
Show an attention to detail.
Read international newspapers to keep up with
Chambers of commerce
Federal government organizations
including: The government is one of the largest employers of
Overseas aid agencies people with foreign language skills. Consider
Intelligence and law enforcement studying a critical need language for the greatest
agencies: number of opportunities.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Complete an internship with a federal agency and
Central Intelligence Agency maintain a high gpa to be a more competitive
Drug Enforcement Administration candidate.
Department of State Learn government job application procedures. Plan
Homeland Security including: to apply early and inquire frequently about job
US Customs and Border Patrol vacancies.
US Citizenship and Immigration Participate in campus organizations and activities
Services that promote interaction with international
Department of Defense including: students.
US Armed Forces Attend a specialized school that teaches foreign
National Guard languages for additional training.
Security and Protection
National Security Agency Live abroad and gain knowledge of politics and
Department of Commerce economics to prepare for a career in this field.
Agency for International Development Increase knowledge of geography, history, and
(USAID) international affairs.
Peace Corps, VISTA, Americorps Join the armed forces as a way to get experience.
Library of Congress Consider earning a graduate degree for more job
Voice of America opportunities.
US District Courts
Industry and Commerce:
Banks and financial institutions Supplement coursework with business classes or
Import/Export companies earn a business minor.
International companies including: Develop international competency by living and
Foreign firms operating in the US working abroad and by interacting with
US firms operating in foreign countries international students on campus.
Manufacturers Get involved in student organizations and seek
Logistics and Transportation
Retail stores leadership roles.
Environmental firms Research which companies do business with the
Computer and Software Services
Consulting agencies countries in which your language of study is
Sports organizations spoken. Be prepared to start in a position in the
Telecommunications companies US working for a firm with an overseas presence.
Computer and software firms Very few entry level positions are available in
Advertising agencies international business.
Advertising and Marketing
Professional associations Some jobs will require graduate degrees in fields
Law firms such as business, law, or related areas.
Arts, Media, Entertainment: Museums Learn about the customs /culture of the country in
Advertising and Marketing Foreign news agencies which your language of study is primarily spoken.
Translation/Interpretation Book publishers Supplement coursework with related classes such
Journalism/Broadcasting Newspapers journalism, photography, art, etc.
Photography Magazines Spend time studying or working abroad.
Writing TV networks Complete internships in your field of interest.
Publishing/Editing Radio stations Work at campus and local newspapers or radio and
Public Relations Film companies television stations.
Performing Recording companies Read international newspapers to keep up with
Film Making Internet media companies developments overseas.
Museum Work Advertising firms Listen to foreign broadcasts.
Obtain state teacher licensure for K-12 teaching.
Earn a graduate degree for college or university
Develop superior written and oral communication
skills in the English language including proper
Service and Education:
sentence structure and comprehensive
K-12 schools, public and private Minor or double major in another subject that you
Universities/Colleges could also teach.
Pre-schools Get experience as a teaching assistant or tutor.
Professional language schools Become familiar with the cultural base of your
English language institutes language (literature, art, politics, etc.) as well as
Study Abroad Programs
Overseas dependents' schools with cultural traditions.
International Houses or Cultural
Foreign study exchange programs Consider teaching English as a foreign language
Libraries (overseas). Research courses and certifications
International Student Services
Adult education programs for teaching English to non-native speakers.
Religious and volunteer organizations Volunteer with government programs such as
International organizations VISTA or community programs such as ESL
Law enforcement agencies classes.
Social service agencies Work abroad through volunteer programs or
Nonprofit organizations missions.
Hospitals Plan to take both written and oral examinations to
become an interpreter.
Nonprofit or Public Interest Law
Notify local hospitals, schools, and chambers of
commerce of your availability to translate or
interpret for international visitors.
Earn a graduate degree in a field of speciality, e.g.
Student Affairs Administration, counseling, or
Chart adapted from the Career Planning staff of Career Services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Helpful Exploration Websites: Gaining Experience:
UCF Modern Languages & Literatures: Career Services:
FYAE Major Exploration Program: Experiential Learning:
Careers in Languages: Study Abroad with UCF:
International Career Resources: United Nations Volunteers:
American Translators Association: Peace Corps:
National Security Agency:
Accountant Fund-Raiser Politician
Advertising Manager Human Resources Director Production Supervisor
Advertising Copywriter Importer/Exporter Professor
Archivist Intelligence Researcher Proofreader
Art Dealer Intelligence Specialist Public Health Administrator
Banking Correspondent International Account Manager Publishing Specialist
Bilingual Officers/Clerks & Tellers International Banking Officer Quality Control Supervisor
Bilingual Educator International Conference Planner Radio/TV Announcer
Civil Service Employee International Consultant Reporter
Consultant International Hotel Administrator Salesperson
Copywriter International Trade Economist Scientific Linguist
Court Interpreter International Trade Specialist Scientific Translator/Interpreter
Cultural Officer Interpreter Senior Credit Analyst
Customs /Immigration Officer Investment Analyst Sports Agent
Drug Enforcement Agent Journalist Teacher
Editor Lawyer Telecommunications Sales
Escort/Interpreter/Guide Linguist TESO/ESL Teacher
FBI Agent Media Specialist Theme Designer
Filmmaker Missionary Travel Agent Tour Organizer
Finance Director Museum Curator Translator
Financial Planning Associate Musician Transport Equipment Manager
Foreign Diplomat National Security Agent Travel Writer
Foreign Correspondent Negotiator UNESCO Official
Foreign Exchange Trader Overseas Personnel Manager Writer
Foreign Service Officer Peace Corps Volunteer
Foreign Service Peacekeeper Pharmaceutical Rep.
Foreign Service Specialist Pharmacist
Foreign Social Worker
You may need additional education or experience for some of these positions
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