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Virtual Grad School: 8 Tips for Creating a Great Work-space at Home

glassLast week, Georgia Tech announced that it is closing its campus and converting to a fully remote environment for the rest of the semester. This means teaching all our courses online and advising our master's students remotely as they work independently on their Final Projects. To help our students prepare, we asked our faculty to share their work-spaces and their tips for working effectively on creative projects at home. 

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Changing the Conversation at Home and Abroad: Our Grad Students Share their Final Project Plans

four studentsLike the many trailblazing undergraduates who have explored unfamiliar places on our study abroad programs, the School of Modern Languages is embarking on its own journey into a new world: graduate education. Meet four of our students as they share their plans for final projects, and how they are combining language and another field to "change the conversation." 

Read their stories here. 




Congratulations: Kestra James Featured in GT's IMPACT News Feature

Kestra JamesCongratulations to Kestra James, one of our German MS-GMC students, for being celebrated during Black History Month in GT's IMPACT news feature! "As an undergraduate student, James helped organize a trip to Munich, Germany, to assist 200 Syrian refugees in adjusting to their new lives in Europe. As a graduate student, she’s now helping coordinate programming for Georgia Tech’s brand new master’s program in Global Media and Cultures." 

“If you have an interest and you're willing to work toward your goals, you will be successful,” says James." 

Read the full story here




"Media Literacy is going to be the next big thing" according to Panel on the Future of Media

panelOn Tuesday, February 25th, the M.S. program in Global Media and Cultures hosted a career panel on “the future of media in Atlanta’s changing media landscape.” The panel featured a number of leading local media thought leaders, including Rose Scott, host of NPR's "A Closer Look," Saeed Ahmed of CNN's Culture, Trends, and Enterprises, and Gracie Bonds Staples of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

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Business and Language: Our Program Assistant talks about learning three languages at Georgia Tech

campbellCampbell Beadles came to Georgia Tech from Thomasville, GA, planning only to complete a business degree and work in one of Atlanta's most historic industries: logistics and supply chain. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, Minors in Spanish and German, and a Certificate in Russian. He is now a FLAS Fellow in the M.S. in Global Media and Cultures in Russian. 

“I never planned to take language at Georgia Tech, but it was so accessible that I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity," he said. "The summer study abroad programs made it easy to immerse myself and very quickly become conversational in the language.”

Read the story and watch the video here. 


NYEWe got mentioned in the Times! | Press: New York Times Opinion, "Do You Speak My Language? You Should"

"In an increasingly global world, Americans should be adding, not slashing, opportunities for their children to learn another tongue."

"Some universities have restructured programs to emphasize the ability to work, socialize and research across languages, offering dual degrees in which students’ language education is directly tied to its application in their other fields of study." 

Read the New York Times Op-Ed here.



Press: Offering a World-Class Degree and Experience in a Thriving Media Hub

landscapeNestled in the historic corner of campus overlooking Tech Tower, the School of Modern Languages is taking the lead in helping to transform Atlanta’s global media industry. The School is rapidly becoming a hub for cutting-edge researchers in international film, documentary, digital media, and global studies, attracting budding media professionals from across Georgia to its new Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures, the first multicultural professional graduate degree in applied languages in the United States. 

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Press: Georgia Tech Launches Two First-of-Their-Kind Master´s Degrees

ideasThe Georgia Institute of Technology School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is launching a groundbreaking suite of master of science programs in language, culture, and media skills, with funding from the GT-FIRE Grant for educational innovation, sponsored by the Offices of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR).

Advanced foreign language degrees have traditionally prepared students for careers as educators. Georgia Tech’s new MS in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (MS-ALIS) and the MS in Global Media and Culture (MS-GMC) are the first advanced degrees in foreign language and cultural studies in the United States explicitly designed for industry careers. “These degrees imagine an entirely new model of humanities education, designed to prepare students for careers of the future,” said Anna Stenport, chair of the School of Modern Languages. 

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