Because working internationally is more than just business
Professional work doesn’t happen in a bubble but in a broader socio-political context. Your career will thrive if you have a better understanding of current events, historical precedent, cultural expectations, and – of course – language.
Why do LCP with your major in business?
You want a major that lays a strong direction for your future career, but you also want to stand out with your international perspectives.
What’s LCP all about?
- Coursework tailored to professional issues
- Internship or study abroad
- Scholarships for your international experiences
Whether you just want to keep improving your language skills or study culture or you’re convinced you want to work internationally, LCP is right for you. Our classes will use the other part of your brain that you don’t get to exercise in your primary major.
Majors + Minors
What language and culture do you want to pair with your primary major? You can do an LCP major or minor with these!
If you want to make inroads in the Russian-speaking or Chinese-speaking
business worlds, check out these LCP options.
First and foremost, LCP internships are about the cultural and language experiences. However, our LCP students have worked at amazing organizations such as Bosch, Daimler, and John Deere International. Where will you go? You can find out more about internships for credit here.
NOTE: In some cases, an approved credit-bearing study abroad experience can take the place of the internship. Contact us, to get the conversation started!
Meet your LCP Ambassador
Jenna Grimmer, Business Management & LCP Spanish
¡Hola! My name is Jenna Grimmer and I am a senior studying Business Management and LCP Spanish. During my freshman year at Iowa State, I enrolled in a beginner-level Spanish class as a fun elective – little did I know that I would fall in love with the language and continue to add Spanish to my course load every semester! I was introduced to the LCP program and realized how achievable and valuable it was with my business degree, all while still graduating in four years.
Since then, the LCP program has given me opportunities, mentors, and friendships. In Summer 2019, I had an incredible experience studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. I was able to gain a deeper appreciation for the rich history and culture while strengthening my listening comprehension and speaking skills. In the future, I hope that my Spanish background and global agility will be an asset to my future employer.
I’m excited to chat with you if you’re considering learning a language or studying abroad. There are so many possibilities!
Meet your LCP Ambassador
Cassie Peyton, Finance & LCP Spanish
Hi! My name is Cassie Peyton and I am a junior double majoring in Finance and LCP Spanish. I have loved Spanish since my classes in high school, and initially came to college wanting to only minor in it. After learning about the LCP program freshman year from my advisor and how well it pairs with the business college and my personal four year plan, I am now able to double major!
LCP allowed so much more flexibility to myschedule, that I was able to study abroad in Cáceres, Spain last semester. Being immersed in the language and culture there helped me to grow so much in my speaking, hearing, and comprehending abilities. I hope to further my Spanish by moving to Spain, or another Spanish speaking country, after graduation and living there for a few years! If majoring or minoring in a different language or studying abroad interests you, or even just my Spanish classes I’ve taken, I would love to talk to you about my experiences!