The World is at Your Door

Wondering what you can do with a degree in modern languages? The possibilities are endless. Our solid academic program prepares students for all careers, including business, education, international relations, among many other fields. Our graduates work in small communities and large cities, throughout Kansas and around the country.  Combining your language skills with almost any career will increase your chances at obtaining better job opportunities.

Modern Language Graduates pursue careers such as:

  • International Relations Consultant
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Proofreader
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • Bilingual customer support


  • Bilingual Educator
  • College Professor


  • National Security Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Attache
  • Translator/ Interpreter
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary
  • Foreign Service Officer



  • Cultural events Coordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Escort/Guide




Other fields 
  • Arts
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Social Service
  • Communications
  • Scientific
  • Bilingual Educator
  • College Professor





Still not sure what to do with a degree or minor in modern languages? To learn more, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s site or contact the Department of Modern Languages to speak with a faculty advisor.

FHSU Modern Languages graduates - out in the world

M. Dolores Marquez (1993)
Human Resource Manager
St. Louis, MO

FHSU was close to home so I could visit my family, but sufficiently far away to start “flapping my wings.” I grew up speaking Spanish and my parents taught me to be politically and civically involved. At FHSU, my growth came not only from academic coursework, but also from meeting people from other cultures, different ethnicities, varied beliefs. I was involved in the International Student Union, HALO and the Exchange program at FHSU. Because Human Resources is all about diplomacy, my bilingual skills and academic experiences helped me land a job in Mexico with a major international company. Going to FHSU was the first time I had been away from home longer than a month; it was the first time I had to pay my own bills; the first time I had to take care of myself - a lot of firsts. The school was small enough for me to do all of these without losing course and I met key people in my life that helped with this transition.

Jessica Finger (2004)
Admissions Counselor
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

I chose FHSU because it had the best graphic design program. Because I wanted to study abroad and speak another language, I also majored in Spanish. I loved FHSU! I know that I could walk on to campus today and all my professors would still know not only know my name, but would probably know what I’ve been up to over the past 5 years. They were always way more interested in making sure I did well than worrying about what was going on with them. At FHSU I was involved in Everything! Alpha Gamma Delta, Panhellenic, Order of Omega, Student Activities Board, Intramurals, TigerWild, Student Government Association…and I’m sure I’m leaving something out. I wanted a job where I could travel, meet people, discover new places, use my graphic design skills and speak some Spanish……working in higher ed allows me to do all of these. I was constantly challenged in all of my classes and pushed to think of every possibility. Being involved also helped me to figure out who I was as a person. When I graduated, I honestly felt like I could do anything – like we were told when we were little!