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


The South Asia Translation Group

The South Asia Translation Group meets bi-weekly to collaborate on translating and discussing South Asian literature, film, music and culture. There are dozens of major languages and scripts in South Asia, and this group provides a space for students to gather and share the challenges and pleasures of working with them. The reading group is cosponsored by PTIC and the Department of Comparative Literature. 

For more information, contact Aliya Ram


Undergraduate Summer Funding

PTIC invites proposals for undergraduate translation projects to be taken in Summer 2021. Priority will be given to students currently pursuing the certificate in PTIC, but we encourage anyone with an interest in translation to apply, even those who have never had formal experience with translating texts. 

Students should submit proposals of approximately 500 words. Please describe the text to be translate and it is worth translating; the approximate length; student's knowledge of the language(s) in question; and student's prior experience with translation. Students are welcome to translate from and into any languages, and choose texts of any genre, including non-literary texts. 

Applications are due on Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00pm EST and should be submitted via SAFE (Student Activities Funding Engine)

For more information, contact Yolanda Sullivan, program manager. 

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager