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- You’ll have many opportunities to hone your proficiency in your chosen language, using the Language Lab, joining a language club and conversing with native speakers.
- You’ll complete an internship abroad in health administration, community development or research.
- The Clemson Language Immersion program helps prepare you for study abroad.
- You’ll work closely with faculty in both public health and languages.
You have a passion for language and a desire to serve — you want to make a difference in the lives of others — and you understand that bilingual communication goes beyond a few signs posted on the wall. The need for bilingual health care providers has grown exponentially in recent years, not just in hospital settings and multicultural community centers, but throughout the health care industry. Clemson graduates in language and international health will be qualified to assume positions in a variety of settings, including hospital systems, consulting firms, managed care organizations and pharmaceutical companies. You’ll also be ready to pursue a graduate degree in community health, epidemiology and biostatistics, health administration or medical research.