Overview of the School

The School of Modern Languages is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts which examines the values of ethics and social impacts of technologies and globalization.  Our graduates are distinguished by their ability to address complex problems by bridging technological and non-technological realms.

Our school is located within the Georgia Tech campus, a block away from the main library and near Tech Tower.  Housed in the recently renovated Swann Building right at 613 Cherry Street, our school prides itself for its multiple career opportunities and for its highly qualified team of professionals specialized in different languages and fields.  The school has a long history dating back to 1905, when it was the fourth department created at Georgia Tech outside of the engineering schools.

View From a Modern Languages Student

Languages Offered by the School

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Careers in Modern Languages

The School of Modern Languages has taken into account the impact of foreign languages in today’s multicultural society and the increasing demand for well-rounded professionals in a global workforce.  From that perspective, the School of Modern Languages strives to prepare students for:

  • International employment
  • Internationally-oriented firms
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • And to be fit for the global marketplace.

Degree Paths

  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS)
  • Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML)
  • Bachelor of Science in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML)
  • Language for Business and Technology Studies Abroad (LBAT)
  • Minors and Certificates in different languages
  • International Plan, which offers Internship Opportunities for Engineering and Technology Students

Cross Disciplinary Courses

The School of Modern Languages and the School of International Affairs offer a variety of team-taught courses that connect the target language with the society that speaks it:

  • Contemporary Issues and Perspectives in Latin America
  • From Bonn to the Berlin Republic
  • Franco-American Relations
  • Japanese Society and Politics
  • Issues in China Studies

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is one of the top 10 public universities in the country, widely recognized for its research and for its careers in:

  • Engineering
  • Computing Sciences
  • Management
  • International Affairs
  • Modern Languages
  • And many other subjects

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Georgia Tech campus is close to:

  • Piedmont Park
  • The Carter Center

2014-15 Academic Year Statistics

  • Total students enrolled in Modern Language courses: 4199
  • Modern Langauge Degrees awarded: 48 (ALIS: 21; IAML: 22; GEML: 5)
  • Majors graduated with honors: 37
  • Minors awarded: 113
  • International Program students graduated: 30