How to Apply

The Certificate in Translation & Interpretation (T&I) is open to those enrolled in any undergraduate degree seeking program at FIU, or who already have a Bachelor's degree from any accredited institution in the United States and abroad. For those who do not meet these requirements, the university provides the opportunity to take up to five (5) courses as a Non-Degree Seeking Student this way they can get the training they need, in order to opt for state and national certification exams for translators and interpreters, leading to a career in the field.

In addition, those who do not have a Bachelor's degree may consider applying to FIU Admissions for a B.A. in Spanish, since T&I courses count also toward the Spanish major. Special arrangements may be made for other majors.

The T&I Certificate requires a total of 18 credits (6 full-semester courses) in translation or interpretation (SPT 3000 and 4000 levels.) Students should start with the Foundations courses (SPT 3800 and/or 3812) and then take the remaining credits in any combination of SPT courses (internships are optional toward the end of the program of studies).

The Interpreting courses are open to all languages (English<>any language). The Translation courses, however, are only English<>Spanish. Special arrangements may be made for other languages. Courses are offered both in person (on Saturdays and evenings) and online.

To apply please print and mail the completed application (emails not accepted) together with a copy of your unofficial transcript and a resume to:

Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas
T&I Program Director, DM499
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

For the application, please visit this page.

You may also find FAQs by visiting this page.

For tuition information, please visit the Cost & Aid page.

To contact the One Stop Enrollment Office, please call (305) 348-2320, email, or visit the office in SASC 126 at the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC).

International students seeking visa information should contact the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at (305) 348-2421.

Please write Program Director Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas if you have any specific questions after reviewing this information at