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. All lectures take place at Eastern Standard Time/EST.

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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



Translating Medieval Texts

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, IAS Visitor in the School of Historical Studies, Distinguished Professor Emerita of French, University of Pittsburgh

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Lecture - Conducted in English


Hearing Voices: Narrative Voice, Dialogue, and Character Acting in Literary Translation

Adriana Hunter, Author, Translator

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Lecture - Conducted in English


Translating Between Modalities: The Case Study of American Sign Language and English

Amelia Becker, PU Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Program in Linguistics

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Lecture - Conducted in English

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager