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Foreign Languages and Studies

Industry Outlook

The overall outlook for foreign language careers is good, because foreign language knowledge is an economic necessity in a global economy. In 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative reported that the United States is the world's global trade leader. More than 20 percent of global income is attributable to Americans, even though they represent less than 5 percent of the world population. Although school and college budgets are under pressure, foreign language teachers are suffering fewer cuts than teachers in many other fields.

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