Language and International Trade (B.A.)

ABOUT

Right now is an exciting time to prepare for a career in the global marketplace, using advanced language skills in the field of international business. With a major in language and international trade, you choose an intensive foreign language study in Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish. Old boundaries are dissolving rapidly, and doing business often means doing business abroad. Students who choose this major want to immerse themselves in another language and another culture. They want to learn how to live, work and succeed in a business environment that’s anything but local.

FAST FACTS

  • You will spend at least one semester studying abroad.
  • You will have many ways to build proficiency in your chosen language, from the language lab to language clubs to conversing with your host family during study abroad.
  • Intensive tutoring is available through Clemson's Academic Success Center.
  • The Clemson Language Immersion program helps prepare you for study abroad.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

In addition to 120 hours of course work, you will be required to complete an approved study abroad program so you can immerse yourself in the target language and culture you have studied in the classroom. You'll also complete an approved internship with an international company, either here in the U.S. or abroad.

EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Honing your skills in your target language is key to success in this program, and you’ll have lots of options to do so outside the classroom.

 Study abroad and exchange programs are offered in countries around the world, including Argentina, Belgium, China, Ecuador, France and Japan.
 The Language Lab offers additional opportunities to practice and advance your language skills with hands-on approaches to media and technology essential for your studies.
 The annual Language and International Trade Conference brings business executives from international corporations and business leaders to campus for two days of talks, networking and roundtable sessions.

CONNECT WITH OTHER STUDENTS

AFTER GRADUATION

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.

RECENT EMPLOYERS

  • Import Customs Brokerage Agent

    Expeditors

  • Supply Chain Planner

    Michelin North America

  • International Trade and Development

    The Walt Disney Company

  • Customs Compliance Analyst

    GE

  • Development Account Executive

    Procter & Gamble

  • International Trade Manager

    AFL Fujikura

  • Purchasing and Supplier Development

    Bosch Rexroth

  • Trade Compliance Account Manager

    Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services Inc.

RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

  • Master of International Business


    University of South Carolina

  • Master of Public Health

    Boston University

  • J.D.

    University of South Carolina School of Law

  • MBA

    London School of Economics

  • Master in Management

    Université catholique de Louvain

  • MBA

    IÉSEG School of Management, Paris

COMMON CAREER AREAS

    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing and Sales
    • Product Management
    • Production
    • Customer Service
    • Purchasing
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Import and Export
    • Transportation
    • Travel and Tourism
    • Nonprofit
    • Study Abroad Administration
    • International Exchange Programs
    • Arts Administration
    • Grant Writing
    • Foreign Missions
    • Charitable Organizations
    • International Relations and Government
    • Translating and Interpreting
    • International Trade Administration
    • International Law
    • Foreign Service

Used with permission from the University of Tennessee.

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