Modern Language
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Modern Languages (including degrees in French, German, Italian, & Spanish)

What Can I Do With A Major In Modern Languages?

The Department of Modern Languages offers a wide variety of language, culture, and literature courses that not only provide students with an aesthetic appreciation of the representative languages but also gives them a better understanding of self, of other cultures, and of the complexities of human nature.

Students pursuing a degree in one of the modern languages recognize that the world in which we live and work is global, interdependent, dynamic, and pluralistic. They study communication from the perspective that it involves cultural, linguistic, and social dimensions of language. The overall goal is to teach students to communicate beyond their native language in order to participate effectively in that world.

The ability to speak another language fluently, to understand and work within another culture, and to think critically about your world are invaluable assets in today's global world of work. Employment opportunities exist for modern language graduates in many different areas. Government, business, education, and the non-profit sector all have entry level positions for multi-skilled graduates, including those who speak another language.

Visit CCSU’s Modern Languages Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations



Bilingual Educator

College Study Abroad Advisor

Copy Editor

Curriculum Developer

Customs Inspector


Film Editor

Flight Attendant

Foreign News Correspondent 


Hotel Information Clerk

Hotel Manager

Human Rights Advisor

Import/Export Clerk



Peace Corps Volunteer

Technical Writer


Travel Agent

Travel Guide

Travel Reservations Agent

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Association for Applied Linguistics

The American Association of Language Specialists

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Institute for Foreign Study


Language Jobs


I Love Languages: Your Guide to Languages on the Web

International Affairs Forum

Institute of International Education

Modern Language Association

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators

Transitions Abroad

The United Nations (UN)

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Communication majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

ING - Bilingual Customer Contact Center Representative

JobPro - Human Resources Assistant

Kuhn Employment Opportunities - Bi-Lingual Employment Specialist