Introduction to Localization and Project Management, (JSIS D 473), I&S, 5 credits
Localization Technology & Tools, (JSIS D 474), I&S, 5 credits,
If you are interested in:
- working with an international team of professionals
- being exposed to a variety of cultures in a business setting
- bridging the digital divide in communities throughout the world
Prepare now for a career in localization regardless of your major. Learn to customize the delivery of electronic materials, products, and services for foreign markets.
Never heard of localization?
You’re not alone, many people haven’t. But localization is a large and growing industry helping businesses expand from one country to the global market. This field offers new opportunities for people with an interest in foreign cultures and in taking translation to a whole new level. Consider what must happen to make a software package available in another language – from understanding cultural norms to geopolitical issues; from translating help files and user interfaces to thinking about local date formats and allowing people to interact at every level in their local language. Or consider trying to make a website like Amazon.com or Expedia international by localizing the content for over 100 countries around the world – from issues of local currency to developing offers and incentives that make sense for every culture. These are complex projects and somebody has to manage and engineer them. This Summer Certificate can be your gateway to applying your international and cultural interests in a whole new way!