Frequently Asked Questions

Wofford offers majors in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Each major prepares you to interact with the modern world where that language is spoken.

Foundational courses in each language focus on speaking, reading, and writing the language. As you grow more proficient in your chosen language, courses expose you to the varied culture, history, literature, drama, and film of the areas of the world that speak the language you study. Courses at and above the 300-level are conducted in the language being studied.

All Wofford students who are modern language majors are expected to study abroad for at least one semester in a country where the language they are studying is spoken in order to get first-hand experience with a new culture and to encourage fluency.

Wofford graduates who majored in a modern language are doing great things with their degrees. Recent graduates are working as:

  • Teacher of Oral English as a Foreign Language - English Language Institute/China
  • After School Program - Columbia, SC
  • Freelance English Trainer - Knowledge Point and Sphairos Language Schools
  • Finance Company in Moldova
  • Project Manager and Sales Director - Engineered Specialties, Inc.
  • Area Specialist - First Citizens Bank
  • Program Coordinator - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate
  • Custom Built Personal Training
  • Naval Audit Service
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Office Manager - Senator Jim Demint
  • Health Educator and Member Services Associate - National Association for Continence
  • Management Assistant - Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Freelance English Teacher

Proficiency in a foreign language opens many doors in today's job market. As the world becomes more interconnected, employers value applicants and employees who can communicate with people in other parts of the world. A degree in a foreign language gives you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in an increasingly integrated economy and marketplace.

Chinese Graduate Schools

  • Clemson University
  • USC - Columbia

French Graduate Schools

  • Converse College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Campbell University
  • Harvard University
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • University of Florida
  • Emory University
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Clemson University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Medical University of SC
  • USC - Columbia

German Graduate Schools

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Medical University of SC
  • Mercer University
  • USC - Columbia

Spanish Graduate Schools

  • USC - Columbia
  • USC - Upstate
  • Elon University
  • College of Charleston
  • Georgetown University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Polk State College
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • NC State University
  • Medical University of SC
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • University of Miami
  • Wake Forest University

Participating in an internship is an excellent way to learn more about the career field you have chosen. By gaining practical experience and firsthand knowledge, you are able to see what it is like to work in that field and make sure it is something that you want to continue to pursue.

Wofford students have successfully secured internships and volunteer opportunities in a variety of fields that are related to the majors they have chosen to study. The list below represents some of the many companies and institutions where Wofford students have completed internships and volunteer opportunities. If you are curious to see where other majors have interned, be sure to look at the list of internship categories.

Communications and Journalism

  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • FOX News
  • Greenville Hospital System Public and Community Relations Department
  • Whipp Advertising Agency
  • WSPA News Channel 7

Education and Non-Profit

  • African Diaspora Maritime
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Spartanburg
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chesnee Elementary School
  • Dickinson University
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Greenville Technical College Foundation
  • Harbison West Elementary School
  • Healthy Smiles
  • Harvard Medical School
  • International Centre for Migration Health and Development
  • Juiz de For a University, Brazil
  • Mint Museum Uptown
  • National McNair Scholars Program, Winthrop University
  • Need to Read Book Club
  • North Carolina Farm Bureau
  • SC Centers for Equal Justice
  • St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic
  • United Way of the Piedmont
  • University of Washington
  • Universidad de Federal de Juiz in Brazil
  • Wake Education Partnership
  • Washington University
  • Westerville High School
  • United Service Organizations Warrior Center
  • Upstate Forever


  • Drew, Eckl, Farnham Attorney at Law
  • Law Firm of Teddy and Meekins
  • Lominack Law
  • SC Centers for Equal Justice