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This program provides an ideal pathway for professionals wanting to enter the translation industry or who want to advance their careers in the translation industry.

  • Bachelor’s graduates who majored in modern languages and are looking to pursue a career in the translation industry.
  • International students with an undergraduate degree in management or translation and who would like to break into the translation industry.
  • Local professionals with foreign language skills who want to enter the translation industry.
  • Professionals based internationally who wish to work with American companies on localization.
  • CEOs who wish to train their project managers to talk to clients about new sales opportunities.

We want to ensure that there is a good fit between you and our program. Our aim is to provide our students with a marketable skill set and learning more about you is an ideal way to assess your background for our program.

Applicants must submit the following items by email to localization@fordham.edu:

  • A personal statement of up to 300 words that describes the relevant experience, professional skills, knowledge of and interest in the field
  • Transcript or copy of diploma showing at least an Associate’s degree
  • A resume (should include your contact information including name, address, email, and phone number, along with a summary of your professional experience).
  • For non-native English speakers, proof of basic English proficiency is demonstrated through one of the following assessments: TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 100, IELTS: 7, PTE: 68, or DET: 120. Applicants should submit a copy of their test results by email. Applicants who have not yet taken an English assessment can still apply and may request a short interview in lieu of the test.

Please send all materials, as email attachments to localization@fordham.edu.

Applicants will be allowed to self-register for classes once the application is reviewed and approved.

Technology Requirements

Students should have a functioning computer with speakers, a microphone, and a video camera. Access to high-speed internet is essential.