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FYI: New M.A. Program in Interpreting and Translation


Author: Irma Alarcon

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

FYI Body: The Wake Forest University Graduate School is proud to announce a new
Master’s degree program in Interpreting and Translation Studies beginning
in Fall 2011. This ground-breaking program is designed to prepare students
for positions in the burgeoning language industry, which intersects a wide
variety of fields, including healthcare delivery, foreign affairs, media,
business, and law.

The program offers three M.A. tracks:
- Interpreting and Translation Studies
- Teaching of Interpreting
- Intercultural Services in Healthcare

For more information about admissions, tuition, and financial assistance,
please visit the website:
http://www.wfu.edu/romancelanguages/Graduate_program/index.html, or
contact: Carol DiGiantomasso, Admissions Coordinator in the Graduate School
Office, at either digiance@wfu.edu, or 336-758-6153.

Admission is on a rolling basis. Applicants interested in financial
assistance should submit completed applications by April 15, 2011.

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