August 2017, Boston MA – Language Connections, a Boston based interpreter and translation agency, often provides interpreters for high education institutions and initiatives – locally and abroad. In a recent project for the American Councils for International Education we were asked to provide Russian interpreting services during a U.S. visit from representatives of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
The visit was focused on exploring the option of the Russian university partnering with some of the most prestigious academic technological institutions in the U.S., including MIT, Harvard, Colombia, UCLA, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.
What Is The American Councils For International Education?
The American Councils for International Education is a nonprofit organization that works to increase access to educational opportunities for individuals and institutions across the globe.
The organization requested that we provide a Russian escort interpreter to allow for exchange between Russian and American representatives at each of the universities, including Bauman University’s rector Anatoly Alexandrovich Alexandrov.
Mr. Alexandrov leads the Association of Technical Higher Education Institutions of Russia. His interest in a potential alliance between U.S. and Russian universities specializing in technical and engineering fields led to his visit.
Russian Escort Interpreting Services
In order to ensure communication, we provided a highly-skilled Russian escort interpreter to facilitate between the Bauman University visitors and the English-speaking staff at each of the U.S. academic institutions. Logistically, this meant that a local Russian interpreter needed to accompany the visitors on each their tours in Boston, NYC, Los Angelos, and San Francisco.
We selected from our database of expert Russian consecutive interpreters, all of whom were well-versed in topics regarding education in technology and engineering to accompany the guests in each of the above cities.
What Is An Escort Interpreter?
Escort interpreting is best described as a mix of a simultaneous interpreter or bilateral interpreter, and cultural guide. The interpreters works on site, directly with the client, accompanying them to various meetings or events.
The job of an escort interpreter is to make sure the client is able to communicate in various circumstances, which could be anything from an international site visit to a meeting finalizing a multi-million dollar business deal.
They are also there to ensure that any cultural barriers are fully explained to both the client and those around him or her, to help smooth conversation, negotiation, or travel in general. Some escort interpreters can assist their clients with day to day business tasks as well.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
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