After Whittier

Recent Modern Languages alumni are completing advanced degrees at institutions that include UCLA, Arizona State University, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, Purdue University, and the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies.

Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken jobs in law, healthcare, banking, at business and cultural institutions both in the U.S. and abroad, in government, and in the nonprofit and travel industries.


See what our alumni are up to

John Jackson ’12
Kindergarten teacher and PR and marketing consultant
Shanghai, China

“I remember calling my parents to tell them I had received a partial scholarship for a trip to China. The idea of going there was so foreign to me, and must have been completely bewildering to my parents. I was on the quad on my way back to Stauffer. I was nervous when the phone was ringing. I was proud of myself. I felt so thankful in that moment to my two professors, [professors Lee and Da Roza].” Read more.

Apollonia Galvan ’12
Graduate Student
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

“My main advice is to never give up and practice, practice, practice! You may feel overwhelmed, even frustrated at times when learning a new language, but know that it will pay off in the end. You have to keep practicing and keep an open mind so that you can learn as much as you can. The struggle is only temporary.” Read more.