Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The MA in Translation & Localization Management program is organized around three areas of training: translation, technology, and business management.

Translation and Localization Management Program

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated, but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations each requiring different levels of language expertise: translationlocalization, and management

Core Competencies

All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client.

Translation Specialization

  • Learn to work with a variety of translation and glossary management tools and to provide written translations, editing, and revision of translations.
  • Requires native or near-native abilities in both languages of study.

Localization Specialization

  • Deepen technology skills through computer programming and advanced Translation Management Systems courses.
  • Requires intermediate-high to advanced level proficiency in the language of study.

Management Specialization

  • Strengthen business skillset through coursework in finance, accounting, economics and management.

  • Requires intermediate-high to advanced level proficiency in the language of study.

Localization Management Specialization

Students pursuing degrees in Translation, Translation & Interpretation, and Conference Interpretation have the option of adding on a 14-unit Localization Management Specialization.

Careers & Internships

Our graduates work for private businesses, governments, and nongovernmental organizations around the world as employees or freelance consultants. Learn more about the internships and career paths our graduates have taken.

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