Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

Please visit the Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East.

Post-Graduate Occupations Past Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures Majors

  • Multiculturalism Educators
  • Foreign Policy Analysts
  • Social Workers 

Professional Associations

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Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Pursue a graduate degree
  • Fulfill requirements for teaching certification
  • Get involved in on-Grounds leadership roles
  • Join professional associations as a collegiate member
  • Plan to study and/or work in Middle Eastern or South Asian Countries
  • Develop communication skills in another language
  • Volunteer with community and international organizations
  • Secure faculty recommendations
  • Provide a professor with research assistance
  • Take additional courses in social work
  • Get experience through summer jobs or internships
  • Take supplemental coursework to enhance your marketability

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