Luther students who have specialized in foreign language study have found their background helpful in a wide variety of careers. When language is developed as a primary skill, the student is usually preparing for a career in government work, international business, or teaching.

Language skills combined with other areas of concentration can complement virtually any career preparation. Following graduation, recent modern language majors have pursued law, library science, social work, bilingual education, counseling, and the ministry. Others are engaged in business-related careers in banking, management, accounting, and tourism. Some graduates work with government agencies (customs, intelligence work, diplomatic service) or continue their study and research in graduate school.

Here’s how a few Luther College Nordic Studies graduates are employed:

  • Assistant professor
  • Clergy
  • Consultant
  • Epidemiologist
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Librarian
  • Marketing representative
  • Parish educator
  • Program director
  • Reservation agent
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • Travel agent