We live in a global society, and you are a more competitive candidate if you know more than one language. Many government, teaching, social services, tourism and hospitality jobs need multilingual candidates. Sales and marketing, law enforcement medical fields, banking and insurance industries also need people who speak more than one language.*
According to YoungMoney.com the top five languages to know are English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). You don’t have to major or minor in a language. In fact, you may be better served to immerse yourself in the culture and language through a personally paced program or better yet, study abroad.
Check out study and internship abroad opportunities with the Office of International Education.
* Resource: Youngmoney.com