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Studying Localization at Weber State

Weber State’s localization major teaches you the art of adapting products or services to meet the needs of a language or culture. You will learn translation techniques and concepts such as how to overcome technical or cultural issues in digital applications like software, websites, videos or video games.

Localization Highlights

Weber State is one of the best universities for learning a language in Utah, and the Department of Foreign Languages is the first department in the state to recognize the real need for this degree. This program will add to your current skill set in business management, computer science or communication to set yourself apart in the global market.

Beyond the Classroom

In Weber State’s localization program, you will have the opportunity to do an internship for credit, through which you will be able to apply what you learn in the classroom and gain industry experience.

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Through the core required course in localization paired with a foreign language and elective courses in culture and technology, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to adapt products and services to meet the needs of a specific locale, learning to resolve technical and cultural issues involved in the localization process.

What You CAN DO After Weber

Weber State’s localization graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • Translating and interpreting
  • International NGOs
  • Software development
  • Social media communications
  • Global marketing
  • Video game development

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective

Localization enables effective communication around the world. With a background in localization, you can apply your foreign language skills in global industries.

Youn Soo Goldstein