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Summer Quarter Certificate Info Session: Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market

Certificate in Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market

Required Courses

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!

Why Should I Complete a Summer Quarter Certificate Program?

As a UW undergraduate student, you can take care of some of your general education or elective credits in a focused and concentrated way by taking a Summer Quarter Certificate Program. Strengthen your study skills while you earn a companion credential that complements your degree.

You can use the summer as an opportunity to try out or train for a potential career path. The certificate program offers an alternative to a traditional internship; all courses are generally taught by industry professionals and offer hands-on learning in the classroom. The certificate serves as a marker of professional readiness along with your bachelor’s degree.


How the Summer Quarter Certificate Programs Work

Summer Quarter Certificate Programs are open to UW matriculated undergraduates enrolled in Summer Quarter. Go to MyUW and register for all courses that make up the certificate of your choice.

Please Note: UW graduate students can enroll in Summer Quarter Certificates on a space available basis during registration period III.

Once you have successfully completed all the certificate courses, they will appear on your transcript just like your other UW courses. You will also receive a certificate in the mail from UW Professional and Continuing Education indicating your successful completion of the program. You may list the certificate on your résumé. (Note: The certificate itself will not appear on your transcript.)

Note: These courses may not be eligible for Financial Aid. Please talk with your advisor about how the courses may/may not fulfill credits you need or contact the Financial Aid Office to review your individual situation.

Read more about how Summer Certificates help UW undergraduates meet their career goals.


You may still qualify for Financial Aid.
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