Adelphi University has introduced a Bachelor of Arts degree program designed to give students the foreign language and intercultural skills necessary to thrive in today's global economy. The new BA in Languages and Cultures is a versatile degree that empowers students to become global citizens.
Students who pursue a BA in Languages and Cultures will boost their marketability by learning two foreign languages under the tutelage of world-renowned faculty, become an informed citizen with sensitivity to the wants and needs of multicultural populations and take advantage -- like Adelphi's capstone internship program-that enhance a students' resume and provide valuable hands-on experience.
"Adelphi helps America's future leaders become academically and globally informed about the needs of our multicultural and diverse population," said Raysa Amador, PhD, professor and chair of Adelphi's Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.
For this new degree, language study will be combined with a seminar in intercultural communication and a capstone internship course. These opportunities allow students to not only apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world settings, but also to connect with communities and employers off campus.
Students will build strong intercultural competencies and become proficient in other languages, preparing them to succeed in any professional field-from business to diplomacy, healthcare, hospitality, international affairs, journalism, law or the nonprofit world.
"We prepare our students to meet the complex challenges of today as well as those that lie ahead," said Amador.
To learn more about the BA in Languages and Cultures program, visit adelphi.edu/languages-and-cultures.
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Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four-Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.
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