The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) offers a diverse curriculum that allows undergraduates to develop their understanding of intercultural communication from numerous perspectives. 

Certificate Program

Undergraduates can delve deeper into translation issues by pursuing a certificate.

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Lecture Series

The lunchtime series attracts world renowned experts in the field.

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The PTIC faculty have written prolifically on translation issues.

The point of the course was not to produce translators, but to produce citizens who can understand the issues of translation."
David Bellos
Former Director of PTIC and the Global Seminar in Geneva in 2014


In lieu of a Class Day gathering, the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) congratulates its 2020 certificate recipients:

  • Eunice Lee ’20, an English major, for “Translation as Activism: Reading Kim Myong-sun’s Korean Translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Assignation’ as a Work of Feminist Literature”; and
  • Irma Qavolli ’20, a linguistics major, for “The Effect of Arbitrator Style on Interpreter-Produced Disfluencies.”
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Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager