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  • Celebrating 40 Years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing translation services to individuals, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, museums and many others near and far. Thanks to our resources and networks, we work with over 80 languages. Our prices are competitive for our high-quality work and personalized attention. Translate with us! 

  • Featured Program: Interpreters and Translators in Education

    We have a partnership with Holyoke Public Schools to train and provide professional development opportunities to bilingual employees who serve as interpreters or translators. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on the workshop series in fall 2018. We offer this training to other school districts and individuals. Contact us today to learn more!

  • 40 Years of Translation Scholarship

    The exhibit "On and In Translation: A display of translation scholarship by UMASS faculty" is currently up in our conference room in Herter Hall Annex lower level. It features the book covers and descriptions of 90 publications from the past 40 years of translation scholarship at our university. Come visit us!

  • Student Engagement

    The Translation Center provides employment opportunities for students. They work closely with the Center's project managers on specific assignments and occasionally participate in the translation process as translators or reviewers. They also work with the Director on special projects and provide administrative support. Thanks to their time with us, students gain valuable professional experience and develop a deep awareness of responsible language use. 


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The Translation Center is unlike other language service providers. We offer translation- and interpreting-related services that exhibit a deep understanding of and care for language. We benefit from being part of a rigorous academic setting that is connected to scholarship, professional organizations, a rich network of translators, and a unique international community. The Translation Center is a non-profit organization. Proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other activities.

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Spring 2020: Café Olé - con Ana A.

Herter 4th floor lounge
11:30 pm


Cafezinho - Conversa Informal

4th floor Herter Hall
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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The Translation Center is part of a dynamic community. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the nearby colleges, many faculty either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The same faculty usually offer undergraduate and graduate courses on translation. The Translation Center is proud to sponsor translation- and language-related activities at UMASS and the Colleges!

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