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The communication and critical and creative thinking skills coupled with the global perspectives that our programs foster, are invaluable to a variety of career paths such as business, education, engineering, finance, government, health, medicine, and social work. Our students have the opportunity to study in diverse locations including Beijing, Berlin, Jaén, Lima, Paris, Pescara, Salamanca, San Juan, Tokyo, and many more. Whether in Birmingham or abroad, our students have countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

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  • Registration is open now for free Chinese language camp at UAB
    Students in grades six through 12 can learn Chinese through the STARTALK Chinese Program at UAB, which includes a tuition-free, on-site summer camp in June 2024.
  • Guatemalan artist Jonathan Ardón to speak at UAB on Sept. 18
    Ardón’s lecture, “A través de mi hogar,” will be in Spanish. His visit is presented by the Department of World Languages and Literatures as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.
  • STARTALK grant awarded to UAB will provide Chinese language education for secondary school students
    The nearly $90,000 grant will help the Department of World Languages and Literatures open doors for students to develop proficiency in Chinese, a critical-need language for national security.