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Claire Liron

School year ISIT 2012
Country France

Claire Liron combined her passion for languages and her intercultural digital communication skills to work in an international company.

What did you study prior to starting ISIT?

After focusing on science in high school, I decided to concentrate on languages, so I chose to complete a three-year degree in English, Spanish and Chinese in Rennes. During my third year, I studied abroad at a university in China. Fascinated by the Chinese language and culture, I stayed another year to master Mandarin. I returned to Paris to finish my college degree before enrolling on the ISIT Intercultural Communication and Translation Master’s program in 2010.


I have always wanted to work with languages. Although my interest in translation goes back a long time, I wanted to develop stronger skills for professional use and apply my language skills in other fields. The CIT Master’s course at ISIT seemed like a good compromise because it combines high-level language skills with practical knowledge in digital and intercultural communication.

What are the advantages of an ISIT education?

ISIT taught me to be very demanding with my translations. I came to understand the richness of my native language and that you have to continue to work at it throughout your entire career. I am also very happy to have attended the course’s classes in web technology and project management. I was able to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in these classes in pratice during my fifth-year apprenticeship in a web communication and translation position.

And after ISIT?

I completed my fifth year apprenticeship at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). I helped create the “International Office,” which welcomes scientists from around the world. Everything had to be created and built, so I had to adapt to working in a project-based team environment. My main mission was to create a bilingual site, adapt the structure and write up the content in English. After 14 months as an apprentice, I was recruited for a one-year work contract.

What is your advice to future ISIT students?

Applying to and successfully enrolling on a program at ISIT definitely represents a large investment, but the combination of highly-focused language teaching and professional expertise in marketing and communication means graduates leave with an extra competitive edge.

I would encourage students to take every initiative and stay open-minded by completing as many internships and gap years as possible. I also highly recommend opting to do an apprenticeship, which polish  any resume.

And today?

Claire Liron was a translator and a reviser for Zettle by PayPal in Stockholm until 2022. She’s been working as a freelance UX Designer for projects in France and the United States since 2023.