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Foreign Language Opportunites

Knowledge of a foreign language and language pedagogy can be a vital factor in career success. We are committed to placing our students on a firm career path through study abroad programs, fellowships, internships and other career-enhancing possibilities.

General Opportunities

The Council on International Educational Exchange presents opportunities for students of ESL and EFL who want to gain experience teaching English abroad.  Majors in Spanish can also gain extra experience in their target language and culture while diversifying their teaching experience.  CIEE operates in Thailand, China, South Korea, Chile, the Dominican Republic and Spain.

Fulbright Fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State offers a range of funding possibilities for American students interested in pursuing studies outside of the United States.  Of particular interest for UW-Stevens Point students may be Critical Language Enhancement Awards and Full Grants for English Teaching Assistantships.  See also Grants for Research in Academic and Creative/Performing Arts Fields if you are interested in conducting post-graduate research.

The Wisconsin Director of State Courts office maintains a program to improve interpreter services by certifying candidates who wish to interpret durling legal proceedings. Candidates who would like to interpret in court must complete a series of steps and requirements in order to become certified.


The Franco-American Teachers-in-Training Institute sponsors an exchange program that allows for U.S. students seeking teaching licensure in Social Studies, Language Arts, ESL, Math, Science or French the opportunity to take part in education seminars and teach in France.  Program duration is fifteen weeks. 

L’Alliance Française in Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago offers continuing courses in French language and the culture of Francophone countries.

French is no longer offered as a major or minor. 


For students of German, the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) offers assistance for undergraduates studying abroad.  Students who work both in German and the natural sciences or engineering may be interested in the RISE program - a summer internship program at German institutions conducting research in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. Artists may be interested in the Berliner Künstlerprogramm

If you are planning to become a teacher of German, the Goethe Institut in Chicago offers grants for language and professional development.

The German American Chamber of Commerce offers the Transatlantic Program for American students in fields such as renewable energies, engineering and business to intern at a German business.

CDS (Culture, Diversity, Success) has a program for placing students in internships in Germany. 


CDS (Culture, Diversity, Success) has programs for placing students in internships in Argentina (either Buenos Aires or Córdoba) and Spain.  Internships are available in fields such as business/finance, engineering, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, Spanish studies, and economics.

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