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Become a global graduate

Languages and cultures: Become a global graduate

It's more than just speaking another language – it’s understanding the depth and complexity of other cultures.

Major in Global Studies

The major in Global Studies brings together regional knowledge, language and cultural competencies, and a special area of study to address issues of global significance.

Find out more about the Global Studies major


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Charles Rowe

"My advice to anyone considering Chinese at Otago: mastering Mandarin opens doors!"

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Geoffrey Miller

"I'm now able to work on translations from anywhere in the world as a freelance translator, which is amazing".


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Anna Woods

Graduate of the Languages and Culture Programme

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