Foreign Language Studies

Communicate globally.

As the globe becomes more interconnected, the need to communicate across languages and cultures becomes more vital. Employees who are fluent in multiple languages play a critical role in almost any global industry, government or aid organization.

Why study languages?

  • Open a variety of career options in both domestic and international business.
  • Serve all over the world for government service or nonprofit aid organizations.
  • Expand your worldview by learning to analyze and process ideas from the perspective of other cultures.

Majors and minors.

Union College offers the foreign language studies program in conjunction with Adventist Colleges Abroad. Foreign Language Studies is only available as a second major or a minor, and it can be added to complement studies in any other program. Emphases are available in the following languages through Adventist Colleges Abroad: 

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Your career options

Adult and Secondary Education

Instruct adults in fundamental skills, such as reading and speaking english. Help students earn their high school equivalency credential.

Job outlook
9% growth (average)

Median pay

Human Resource Specialist

Recruit, screen, interview, and place workers; handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Job outlook
6% growth (average)

Median pay