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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.
​“If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.”

~Willy Brandt, former German chancellor

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