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New Localization Program Launches on edX
New Localization Program Launches on edX

 When building software and other digital products for international markets, companies can't take a “one size fits all” approach. To succeed, they have to tailor their products in a market-specific way.

Because of the growing demand for people who know how to adapt products for international markets, the University of Washington has launched a new  Internationalization and Localization program on the online learning platform edX.

Part of the UW’s collection of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, the Internationalization and Localization program is a series of three courses on the fundamentals of what it takes to release digital products internationally. 

You’ll learn how to meet a range of market-specific requirements, customize features and adjust marketing efforts by market, build your localization strategy and more.

Courses are taught by instructors who are leading professionals in internationalization and localization.

Learn at Your Own Pace

The Internationalization & Localization program is flexible. You can enroll in all three courses or just take one or two. The format is self-paced, so once the course is open you can start when you want and work at any speed you’d like. On average, each course takes four weeks to complete at a pace of two to five hours a week.

Courses and Opening Dates


Internationalization and Localization is a professional certificate program, a series of courses designed to equip students with the skills they need for today’s top jobs. 

Program courses are free unless you want to earn the certificate, which costs $267.30


Want to continue your localization education? You might consider enrolling in UW Professional & Continuing Education’s Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World.

Check out UW’s other MOOCs on edX and Coursera.

For more announcements from UW Professional & Continuing Education, visit the News & Features section of our website. To learn more about our certificates, degrees and courses, explore your options or contact us.

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