Communicating words, ideas, and concepts across cultures is critically important and highly valued in today’s global society. It should come as no surprise that translators and interpreters are in great demand. The Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies (CITS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is uniquely positioned and capable of teaching the skills of interpretation and translation. As part of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, the center has highly skilled faculty, consultants, and a vast network of experts that contribute to its curriculum and knowledge base. CITS Director, Dr. Lucia Aranda, a professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, has extensive experience in translation and interpretation.

Dr. Aranda is happy to announce that the center is currently hosting its 13th biennial Summer Intensive Interpreter Training (SIIT) with a record number 41 participants.

To read more about SIIT, click here.

Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies faculty and staff, and the class of the 13th biennial Summer Intensive Interpreter Training