Graduates will be in a position to work for the ever-growing number of international agencies, organizations and businesses. Increasingly, language proficiency and overseas experience are requirements for jobs. Employers seek persons experienced and qualified to function in another language and culture.
Others go on to graduate school in international business, international studies, or in their minor field. Most major universities have graduate area studies programs that offer a natural next step for students interested in further developing their expertise.
Beyond career advancement, many students will find that the immersion in another culture expands their understanding of the human experience and permanently enriches their lives.