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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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.

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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
Director of PTIC and the Global Seminar in Geneva in 2014

Upcoming Events


Is there such a thing as untranslatable poetry? The case of the Irish language

Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame

144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Stalinist Noir: Translating Colloquialisms in Heda Margolius Kovály's Innocence; or, Murder on Steep

Alex Zucker

144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Improper Translations: Multilingual Reading practices in Fourteenth-Century English Literature

Emily Dalton, Princeton University

144 Louis A. Simpson International Building

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Timothy Waldron

Program Manager