Hosted by the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), a U.S. Department of Education Title VI NFLRC, World Languages Day is a global career expo connecting over 1,000 high school and college students to businesses and professions that value global skills.
World Languages Day is organized in a rotating schedule in which the students will be able to:
- go from table to table to talk with representatives from different companies, non-profits, and government organizations
- listen to panelists with diverse backgrounds talk about the value of language learning in their industries
- enjoy cultural performances.
Highlighting language study and cultural competency, World Languages Day’s attending organizations include representatives across international commerce, social services, and governmental agencies. Through real-world experiences, open dialogue about industry needs, and a push for globally-minded talent across potential employees, World Languages Day students are empowered to create a “map” from language success to a future professional career.
Some of the sponsors and exhibitors of World Languages Day:
AFL-CIO • Alliance Française d’Atlanta • American Red Cross • Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau • Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership • Atlanta International Night Market • Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee • Brandon Hall School • Business Communication for Internationals-USA • Carter Center • CDC • CIA/OSE (Open Source Enterprise) • CIBER/ Institute of International Business • Coca-Cola Company • Consulat Général de France • Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta • Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta • CPACS (Center for Pan Asian Community Services) • DEA • Delta Air Lines, Inc. • Diversity Abroad • Drug Enforcement Administration • FBI • French American Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Department of Economic Development: Workforce Division- Trade Five • Georgia Department of Education: World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Humanities • GLOBE Academy • Go Eat Give • Goethe-Zentrum • Goodwill Industries of North Georgia • Grady Health System • GSU Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality • GSU Center for Transnational and Multilingual Education • GSU CIBER/Institute of International Business • GSU Department of World Languages and Cultures • GSU Office of Latino Student Services and Outreach • GSU Rialto Center for the Arts • GSU Study Abroad Programs • International Rescue Committee • Japan-American Society • Korean Education Center in Atlanta • Mango Languages • Manhattan Associates • March for Our Lives – Georgia • Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs- Welcoming Atlanta • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta • Mercedes-Benz • My World Program • National Security Education Program – Boren Awards • Peace Corps • St. Regis Hotels • Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia • Telemundo Atlanta • ToppComm Communication • U.S. Commercial Service • UPS • YMCA