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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

$0.00. Our program and all our supportive services are 100% free of charge. Yes, really! This includes all coursework, materials, scholarships, on-site childcare and transportation assistance.

How do I register?

Admission to our Medical Interpreter Certificate job training program is highly competitive and by application only. See our Apply page for information on our next class.

When do classes happen and where are they held?

All classes take place on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, and are held at locations in central Boston with parking and MBTA access. Institutions that have hosted our program include the Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The Dimock Center. More detailed information about the next class will be available on our Apply page as soon as it is confirmed.

Why don't you accept men into your program?

We provide our program especially for women in an effort to offset professional and economic gender-based inequities. Read more about our mission here.

What languages do you accept?

We accept all languages, and have trained students in 37 different languages and counting, from Albanian to Zulu.

Who are your program participants?

Our program participants are all bilingual women who were low-income at the time they applied to our program. They range in age from 18-67, and call 43 different countries home. They speak 47 different languages, and bring a wealth of experience to the interpreting profession from various other fields, including: Service and retail, social and human services, education, healthcare, and more. They are 100% talented, motivated, and determined to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their communities.

Is interpreting right for me?

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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