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The demand for advanced study in translation and interpreting is growing. The trend towards globalization is continuing to open up new markets, providing multilingual job opportunities for translation professionals in numerous fields. Businesses and governments are increasingly looking to hire professionals with cross-cultural communication skills as well as experience in translation and interpreting.

The Translation Center works closely with Comparative Literature Program and the other programs of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The support the Translation Center receives from faculty and scholars at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been strong, where many faculty specializing in language and literature either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The Translation Center also supports the journal Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation published by the Five College Faculty Seminar on Literary Translation.

The Translation Center interacts with an International Visitor Program, in which leading scholars of translation studies are invited to give a public lecture on translation and to meet with faculty and students in the classrooms. In addition, the Translation Center has hosted several conferences at UMass, including the second American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA).

At the Translation Center, we also provide training for selected students who are specializing in the field of Translation Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and at the University of Massachusetts as a whole.