Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, language faculty consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship should contact their individual academic advisers.
Internships in Francophone Europe
IFE allows students to choose from a wide range of internship opportunities in France's parliament and ministries, museums, social and environmental groups, and other organizations, and immerse fully in the day-to-day life of contemporary France.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for language students, please visit the Career Development Office.
The Language House and Thormann International Center
The Language House, conveniently located in the vicinity of the Thormann International Center and staffed by native speakers, intergrates the classroom and social experience of dedicated language students. It is a living and learning community that provides students with the opportunity to foster the learning of foreign languages and culture. Speaking a foreign language and attending different foreign language and cultural events will be the central focus of programming within Language House. Students who choose to live in this house agree to practice speaking a foreign language in the house. All residents of the House must commit to improving their foreign language and cultural skills. Residents who reside in the Language House are required to attend 8 language tables per semester organized by the language coordinators. The Language House is located in Welsh Hall.
The Language-Through-Linkage (LTL) Option
Students should also be aware of the opportunities for perfecting their language skills while pursuing courses taught in English originating in other departments. In such cases, students enroll in both the three-credit English taught course and in a one-credit language course attached to it. The latter provides meetings with students with an added opportunity to further explore the topic studied in the three-credit course in the target language.
French LTL courses include FR 231 (paired with WL 230), FR 295 (paired with ANT 238/HIS 227, and Russian LTL courses include RUS/WL 253.