Language study cultivates the skills valued by 21st century employers. According to results from recent surveys sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities:
- Nearly all employers (96%) agree that “all college students should have experiences that teach them how to solve problems with people whose views are different from their own.”
- More than three-quarters (78%) of employers agree that “all college students should gain intercultural skills and an understanding of societies and countries outside the United States.”
- Employers are increasingly globally connected and seek employees with intercultural skills as well as global knowledge and experience.