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Global Business put language skills to use

The World Language track within CAPS Global Business affords advanced language students the opportunity to apply their language skills in real-world settings. This semester’s World Language and Global Business students have accomplished many goals, all while developing global awareness and a business mindset. Spanish students are working with MoneySmartKC, a FDIC program that helps to promote financial capability and economic mobility for all consumers with a focus on low-to-moderate income individuals. The team is working to revamp the MoneySmartKC website, translating text into Spanish in order to improve retention and practicality.

Another team of Spanish language students are partnering with the Tamale Kitchen, a non-profit organization that caters authentic tamales and provides employment to Hispanic women from Northeast Kansas City. In addition to working with the women on their finances and business skills, students helped organize a successful sales event for the Day of Dead at the Nelson Atkins Museum, which went off without a hitch.

Students also interact with multi-national corporations in the area where they will be discovering real-world elements of international business. Next week, the World Language students will visit the Garmin Customer Care Center, where they will be able to listen to incoming calls in Spanish and French.