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World Languages

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In a global economy, the ability to communicate with people in their native languages is key to making cultural, social, and economic connections. The world languages program prepares you to travel, study, and work abroad.

• Spanish: Second most spoken native language in the world
• German: Opens doors to international careers
• French: Spoken in France as well as Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean
• Latin: Root of Romance languages and heavily influenced English vocabulary

Dual degrees
You are encouraged to combine world languages studies with other majors, such as international business, English, history, criminal justice, or nursing.

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Employment opportunities
Fluency in a second language is a valued skill in diplomatic corporations, museum work, banking, international business, tourism, social services, international aid organizations, schools (foreign and domestic), and translation services. Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 24 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand is up for international cultural trainers who provide specialized instruction to help travelers minimize cultural misunderstandings and missteps and ensure travelers’ health and safety.

Travel and study abroad
As a world languages student, you are encouraged to immerse yourself in foreign cultures and improve your language skills by studying abroad. Minot State’s Office of International Programs facilitates international studies through ISEP, an international network of more than 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries. You may choose to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Work abroad and internships also are available.

Experienced faculty
World languages faculty members are dedicated educators with expertise in their respective languages and cultures. They are enthusiastic about their profession and helping students pursue their individual course of study.

In addition to the required general education courses, world languages coursework includes conversation, composition, literature, grammar, culture, capstone projects, and study abroad experiences. Future teachers will also take professional education courses (admission to the teacher education program is required).

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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