Our mission is to help Princeton students flourish as global citizens, ready to face the challenges posed by an increasingly cosmopolitan and multilingual professional world. Our majors and certificate recipients are provided with the high linguistic proficiency, cross-cultural literacy, and critical and analytical skills that are key for careers in the humanities, law, medicine, government, international relations, international business, education, and community-based initiatives today. They also enable students interested in the environment to communicate effectively when doing research or volunteering in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking regions. Our courses serve as passports for living and working in more than thirty countries, including some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Recent majors have taken up careers in law, government service, business, teaching, medicine, non-governmental agencies, and international affairs.

Getting Started

Prospective Graduate Students

Find out more about the graduate program, requirements, policies, funding and how to apply.

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Prospective Majors

Check information about placement tests, becoming a major and how to advance in your language learning journey.

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