Cross Cultural Understanding Key to Future Careers

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 by

“Career services personnel at the University of South Carolina believe that employers value the study of any foreign language, not necessarily a specific one. They have spoken with many employers who think a student with knowledge of a second language and culture is more likely to have better cross-cultural understanding, an advantage when doing business internationally. The career service professionals felt that the specific language itself was less important than having an openness and sensitivity toward other cultures.”

— Christine Uber Grosse, Global Business Languages, 3:1, May 2010.

Gustavus students on a J-Term trip to Argentina

 

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