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. 

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Want to learn more about the program? Listen in. 

PTIC certificate
Certificate Program

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

ptic lecture series
Lecture Series

The lunchtime series attracts world renowned experts in the field.

ptic bookshelf

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
Director of PTIC and the Global Seminar in Geneva in 2014


Upcoming Events


Many Chineses, Many Englishes

Jeremy Tiang, New York University

12:00pm - 1:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Infernal Translation: A Descent into the Underworld and into Sumerian

Johannes Haubold, Princeton University, Department of Classics

12:00pm - 1:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Translating Contemporary Korean Literature: “High-context” to “Low-context” Translation

Lizzie Buehler, University of Iowa

12:00pm - 1:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager