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The Spanish program equips students with the latest skill sets for professional careers in translation, interpretation, and localization management.

The Spanish program is a tightly knit community of professionals. We expose our students to the evolving technologies and business models that are changing the way translators and interpreters help today’s multilingual world communicate. The faculty are themselves active professionals who bring a broad range of experience to their teaching. They closely follow technology trends in translation and interpretation and integrate these technologies, when appropriate, into the classroom. As a result, our translation students have learned to work not only with online corpora, term banks, and other common CAT tools, but also are exposed to the use of platforms such as Adobe Connect and Google+ Hangout. Our interpreting students also explore new technologies like remote interpreting platforms and interpret for live webcasts of campus events like TEDx Monterey.


Our location in Northern California provides students with numerous opportunities to interpret and translate for nonprofit organizations and community events in areas such as health care, agriculture, education, and outreach. Our curriculum also offers a Spanish Community Interpreting specialization for those students who would like to specialize in the legal, medical, educational, and social service sectors.


Our graduates work in governmental organizations such as the United Nations, Organization of American States, European Commission, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Bank for International Settlements, and U.S. Department of State’s Office of Language Services. They also work for language service companies and educational and nonprofit organizations. And as the Spanish-speaking population continues to grow in the U.S., our alumni are in great demand for court and medical translation and interpretation.