About the Concentration
Requirements for the Concentration
Practical Experiences
Participating Faculty & Staff
Practical Experiences

The practical experience requirement for the concentration may be attained in one of two ways:

  1. A minimum of one semester, or equivalent, studying abroad in the foreign language and culture.
  2. An internship or independent research project that focuses on translation/interpretation or cross-cultural issues; that engages the foreign language in a significant way; and which may be undertaken while on study abroad.


Financial support for internships or practical experiences may be available through the Office for International Study's International Experience Grants, Blumberg Traveling Fellowships, the 1983 Developing World Fund, and the Anita Volz Wien '62 Global Scholars Fund.

The Lazarus Center for Career Development offers Praxis stipends for unpaid summer internships.

A number of other grants for specific regions may also be available for students studying or interning abroad or in immigrant communities in the United States.


The Lazarus Center for Career Develpment have databanks of students who have worked, interned or studied abroad with organizations or companies and that offer a ready resource for concentrators. Students can also consult with the Office for International Study as well as the current directors of the Smith Programs Abroad and Smith consortium programs abroad.