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Bachelor DegreeForeign languages and Cultures: Francophone studies, Italian Studies and Romance Languages, German Language and Communication

Tuition fee €3,727 per year
Application fee €100 one-time

Non-EU applicants shall pay through the Flywire portal.

Application fee is not refundable.

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Overview

The aim of the study program Foreign Languages and Cultures is to train well qualified bachelors in the Humanities with a broad range of knowledge and competences, who have a knowledge of Italian, French or German (C1 level) and an additional foreign language (B2 level). Graduates will grasp the fundamentals of linguistics, literary studies, translation, intercultural communication, and production of spoken and written texts, and become familiar with the culture of a chosen country, its history, political and economic situation. Students will be able to translate from source into target language and vice versa, interpret and analyse different countries’ cultural phenomena in the European and global context. Graduates will be able to apply their linguistic, communicative, cultural, social and other competences in professional and academic areas.

Graduates will receive a Bachelor’s degree of Humanities. The diploma will specify which specialization a student has obtained: Francophone Studies, Italian Studies and Romance Languages, or German Language and Communication.

The aim of the specialization Francophone Studies is to train well qualified bachelors in the Humanities with a broad range of knowledge and competences, who have a good knowledge of French (C1 level) and another foreign language (B2 level); who are familiar with the culture, history, politics, and economics of Francophone countries, and can analyse the linguistic and cultural phenomena of the Francophone countries in the European and global context.

The aim of the specialization Italian Studies and Romance Languages is to train well qualified bachelors in the Humanities with a broad range of knowledge and competences, who are fluent in Italian (C1 level) and another foreign language (B2 level); who have good knowledge of the culture, history, political and economic peculiarities of Italy and other Mediterranean countries, and can analyse Italian and other Mediterranean cultural phenomena in the European and global context; who can develop relations between Italy, other Mediterranean countries, and their home country, and apply the acquired communicative, cultural, social, and other skills in professional and academic activities.

The aim of the specialization German Language and Communication is to prepare qualified bachelors in the Humanities with a broad range of knowledge and competences, who have good command of German (C1 level) and another foreign language (B2 level) and can use German in the professional field of their choice (business, law, technology, etc.). Graduates are able to translate German business texts, have good knowledge of German culture, history, politics and economics, and are able to analyse social and cultural phenomena of German-speaking countries in the context of Europe and the world, to develop relations between German-speaking countries and their home country, and to apply the acquired communicative, cultural, social, and other skills in professional and academic activities.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be specialists capable of working in a variety of fields. With the economic, social and cultural cooperation between the EU countries constantly increasing, international cooperation is expanding, and new multinational businesses are being established; therefore, there is a growing demand for communication specialists with excellent command of foreign languages. Graduates of foreign language philology programmes are well suited for jobs in this field.

• Graduates of the Francophone Studies specialization can work as specialists of the French language; they can be consultants, translators in various science, culture, business, education our tourism companies, as well as work as researchers in intercultural projects relating to the French language and Francophone They can also work as translators and experts of culture of French speaking countries in state or European institution as well as non-governmental institutions.
• Graduates of the German Language and Communication specialization can work as specialists of the German language and politics in German speaking countries; they can work as experts of economy and society in state institutions of EU and other countries as well as in private companies as they are capable of working in international business, or in the field of journalism, marketing, cultural and other projects. They can also work as culture, education, science and public communication experts of German-speaking countries in public companies or cultural centres; they can teach the German language in informal language schools or work as translators or specialists in tourism companies.
• Graduates of Italian Studies and Romance Languages specialization can work as experts of either Italian, Spanish or French languages; they can be consultants, translators in various education institutions, translation offices, cultural centres, publishers. Graduates can work as society experts of Italy and other Mediterranean countries in travel agencies, state and EU institutions as well as private companies whose activities are associated with Italy and other Mediterranean countries. They can work in branches of those companies located in Lithuania or abroad as well as teach the language in informal language teaching schools.
• In addition to the main course modules, if a student completes a pedagogy module, he/ she can get a teacher qualification and can work as teachers.
• Graduates can also continue their studies in the field of linguistics, translation, literature studies, journalism, education, political sciences, law, and other second cycle study programs in Lithuania or abroad.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States