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Why you should enroll

If you are fluent in English as well as Chinese, Portuguese, or Spanish, you may earn a certificate in interpreting from a world-class university.

  • Take advantage of your ability to speak, read, and write in another language
  • Gain skills in real-time interpreting, learning specific technical vocabulary and ethical considerations
  • Specialize—and earn a BU certificate—in up to three areas: community, legal, and medical
  • Qualify for jobs in organizations and institutions as well as for freelance work

Take the test

Testing for bilingual fluency is required for program admittance. Multiple test dates are offered in the months before classes begin.

Classes start

Interpreter courses begin each September.