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Master of Translation programs in Mexico or South America?
Thread poster: maggierose
Mar 15, 2007

I am an American and fluent in Spanish and am interested in becoming a translator.

I would be particularly interested in pursuing a Masters of translation with an emphasis on Spanish > English. I would like to attend such a program in a Spanish-speaking country, specifically Mexico or Argentina.

My question is: 1) what are some of the best programs/schools known for good Master in translation programs in those countries and 2) How feasible would it be for a non-native Spanish speaker to get accepted into the program? I have investigated some - specifically the Master of translation at Univ. Belgrano in Argentina and it seems to me obviously most of these programs are targeted at Spanish speaking natives translating into English. Would they let non Spanish speaking natives into the program, and would this be a good idea for me? What are the criteria for non native Spanish speakers? At the U of B and some other programs I looked at, the Masters program seemed more for someone who already had experience translating.

I need a full program that would ideally be accepting of a native English speaker, a program with a good rep, etc. Any advice would be most helpful!!

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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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El Colegio de México. Mar 16, 2007

Well, see this:
Top of the top in Mexico, they tell me.

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Christine Schmit  Identity Verified
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list of translation programs Mar 16, 2007

Hi maggierose,

I have compiled a list of translation programs on my website:
That might give you an idea of the programs that exist, although the list claims in no way to be exhaustive!
I think it might be difficult though to find a program for English native speakers in Latin America, as programs are usually designed for Spanish speakers. It might be best to do a program designed for English native speakers. You could always go to Latin America in the summer to do intensive or specialization courses.
If you are in the US, you could consider the Monterey Institute of International Studies, considered to be one of the best in the US:

Good luck!


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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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Programa graduado en traducción - Universidad de Puerto Rico Mar 16, 2007

This is an excellent program. Here is the address in case you want to contact them.

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UIC May 15, 2007

La Universidad Intercontinental ofrece una licenciatura en traducción muy completa:

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Zarina  Identity Verified
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Maestría en Traducción e Interpretación Feb 5, 2013

Ya existe una maestría en traducción e interpretación (duración de 4 semestres) impartida por la Universidad Anáhuac.

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