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A.B. in Spanish and Minor in Linguistics with a Certificate in New Media '21, Masters student in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech, Intern at Duolingo in User Experience (UX) Research, future career in educational technology industry

Meet Autumn

Why Major in a Language?

Studying a language gives you the power to fully participate in a distinctive cultural world. Our programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish are designed to build your understanding of the structures of language itself while you draw connections among societies across the globe. Gaining oral and written fluency deepens your mental flexibility and builds social skills in transformative ways as well. That is why language study prepares you for a life in professions that require awareness of multiple perspectives and an excellent ability to communicate with people. 

As a major or minor you will gain skills in interpretation and analysis, emotional and artistic sensitivity, primary source research, and become familiar with a rich range of human creativity. Graduate students are mentored in the advanced study of linguistics, literature and culture while they benefit from rigorous training in foreign language pedagogy in an active and supportive scholarly community.


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French major Caitlin Lyons has been named Scholar-Athlete of the year by the Southeastern Conference. An accomplished equestrian, Lyons graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology in 2023 and will receive her Bachelor of Arts in French next month.
Congratulations to Sarah Hubbel, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Predicate constituent order variation in the Andes: A comparative analysis of Andean Spanish and bilingual Cusco Quechua" on March 27, 2024.

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UGA en Buenos Aires

UGA en Buenos Aires is a summer Spanish immersion program based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina—the land of los guaraníes, los criollos, el mate, el tango, Jorge Luis Borges, el peronismo, las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Lionel Messi y muchísimos porteños. Our goals are to foster students´ communicative abilities in Spanish in authentic contexts, to deepen their understanding of Argentina and Latin America, and to improve their analytical and writing skills in Spanish.

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Casco Antiguo in Valencia

UGA en España

UGA en España, through the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences offers four study abroad programs in sites across Spain--Valencia, Cádiz, Sevilla, and Madrid--as well as the Perú Medical Maymester.  Each program offers students a unique opportunity to develop a stronger background in Spanish language and culture and to complete coursework required of Spanish and Romance Languages majors and minors as well as the International Business major.

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