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University with great FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM??

hanselparenthanselparent Registered User Posts: 264 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in College Admissions
University with great FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM and high study abroad percentage?
I live in Southern California and I am confused about everything related to college. I am looking at: Please comment on my top choices and give your reccomendations and insights.

San Francisco State
UC Santa Barbara
UCLA
UC Berkeley
Boston University

I am looking for:
urban
good study abroad program(many students study abroad)
very diverse
broad foreign languages department
non-religious

After I graduate HS i will have taken Spanish, French, and Chinese, but I am not sure what I want to major in yet. I have been looking up careers related to translation/interpretation and I found out they make nothing. I do not want to be poor my entire life. but I want to be happy too. I find German to be interesting, but I feel the same with portuguese...but I would love to major in Japanese/Chinese too... although I have never even studied these languages. Due to my family not stably supporting me due to religious conflicts, I am beginning to realize that I may just have to go into debt and attend a cheap college like SFSU. This is why I am considering the Peace Corps, it helps build my resume and pays off my debt.(Comment please!).

I saw jobs such as :
Foreign trade analyst
Immigration Officer
Import/Export Administrator/Specialist
English Teacher Abroad (This would not be permanent)
*My teacher did this, but not through a program, and he became fluent in the language even though he had never studied it.

Advice for choosing an University/Language/Major/State?????????

I want to chose an Urban city that has many opportunities with internships
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Replies to: University with great FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM??

  • davidthefatdavidthefat Registered User Posts: 1,521 Senior Member
    USC I would presume... University of Spoiled Children has a very deep pocket and probably study abroad as well since the kids can afford it. I would also check out Occidental and Pomona college in Claremont. They are suburban but Occidental is like 15 minutes away from LA and Pomona is 15 minutes from Pasadena which is about 20 minutes away from LA. But the traffic is a pain in the ass.
  • stressedoutttstressedouttt Registered User Posts: 4,111 Senior Member
    @davidthefat I don't think the OP was trying to be offensive...
  • drumwriter22drumwriter22 Registered User Posts: 292 Junior Member
    Studying abroad is certainly not synonymous with having money and implying such is uninformed and inconsiderate. For instance, Yale pays for an entire summer abroad for every single student on any amount of financial aid. Just giving an example, though I know Yale was not one of the schools on question. I believe they are not the only school to do this.

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  • smwhtslghtlydzedsmwhtslghtlydzed Registered User Posts: 1,556 Senior Member
    depending on how important it is for your college to be urban, check out middlebury, since their language program is one of the strongest. it's probably like 2 hours away from the nearest real city which happens to be across the border (my mom went there and apparently the closest city is montreal), but if you think you could deal with that, check middlebury out.
  • mikemacmikemac Registered User Posts: 10,129 Senior Member
    kalamazoo is a LAC with a huge percentage of students going abroad, but it may not be in an urban location
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