Majoring in German or Russian (sometimes combined with a double-major in political science, economics, history, business or global studies) gives our students a global perspective and the ability to communicate internationally with linguistic and cultural understanding.
Language Skills Opening Doors for 2017 Graduate
A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Will Julien ’17 plans on using his double major in biochemistry and Russian as a springboard into an international business career, perhaps in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, or medicine. Julian received a Critical Language Scholarship through the US State Department which provides a free intensive summer training program in a language considered critical to national security. Beginning in the fall of 2017 he’ll be teaching university level students at the Tyumen State Medical University with the support of a Fulbright grant. “With the language, I've had opportunities I couldn't have even imagined—whether it was spending weekends in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, or living in Siberia. My degree in Russian also seems to attract the attention of employers.” Julian credits the mentorship of his language professors at UVM as a key to his success. “The longer I spend abroad the more thankful I am for the level of preparation I received at UVM, especially considering the occasional logistical challenges of a double major. The level of dedication to the students as well as the depth of knowledge there is incredible.”