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 Workshop is holding a symposium at UW-Madison’s Annual Conference on South Asia. The aim of the symposium is for participants and attendees to collaborate on translating and discussing South Asian literature, texts and culture. The symposium will take place virtually on Thursday, October 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Aliya ( or Meher ( with questions. 




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


Translating from Vietnamese

John Balaban, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University

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


Translation as Movement

Canan Marasligil, Writer, Literary Translator, Podcaster

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