WHY STUDY KOREAN?
The Korean minor develops language competence and cultural sensitivity. Our Korean program takes a communicative and culture-based approach to learning and provides students with access to a world of opportunities, including international study abroad programs and co-op placements. Nearly 80 million people speak Korean as their first (native) language. Global companies like Hyundai, Kia Motors, Samsung, and LG, are based in Seoul. Korea’s geographical proximity to China and Japan can make learning this language particularly useful for anyone interested in pursuing a technology career.
International Standing: According to US News and World Report, South Korea is the 6th overall global exporter (mainly cars and technology) and has the 12th largest economy.
STUDY ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL CO-OPS
Study abroad and international co-ops are integral to the Modern Languages program, and will no doubt be the highlight of your education. There is no better way to learn a foreign language, get a sense of your place in the globalized economy, discover other cultures, and broaden your perspective on American life and culture, than to go abroad. Korean language options include:
Begin your journey at Drexel’s Study Abroad office and/or the Steinbright Career Development Center (international co-op).
Fluent understanding of a foreign language is a benefit to individuals in a wide variety of professional fields. For language students considering employment with a Korean minor, opportunities can include: becoming a Software Engineer, working at the United Nations, or as a Foreign Service Officer at the United States Department of State.
Learn more about the minor in the Course Catalog