Localization is the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or market, and the localization industry is an incredibly exciting and diverse one. Localization brings together professionals in linguistics, business, and technology to tackle challenges such as helping clients take their products and websites into new language markets, providing essential health information to multilingual refugee populations, and using neural networks and artificial intelligence to build better machine translation systems. Localization generates $40+ billion per year worldwide, and it is the 4th fastest growing industry in the United States.
BYU’s Translation & Localization minor provides students an introduction to the industry and helps them build core knowledge and experience for pursuing a career or graduate studies. Our program is one of the only undergraduate programs of its kind in the US, and we collaborate closely with localization professionals and companies to continually refine our course offerings and help our students connect with jobs and internships.
To learn more about the minor or to explore different career options, networking, etc., set up an appointment with Doug Porter (advisor for the minor) in 1041 JFSB (801-422-3541, firstname.lastname@example.org).