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Placement and Enrollment

Welcome to the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. Drexel offers students a wide range of opportunities to become a global citizen. Students can study, research and do service abroad through international co-ops. Students may also participate in community engagement with global communities here in Philadelphia.

If a student's major has a language requirement, they are automatically enrolled to take the language placement exam. For students whose major does not have a language requirement, they should contact their adviser.

The Modern Languages program does not accept CLEP exams as substitution for language instruction. Students should take the placement test if they have previous experience with the language they want to study.

For a sample of international experiences Drexel offers, see below:

If you have a disability or medical condition and feel you would benefit from an accommodation regarding language and/or the language placement test, please contact the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) before taking the Language Placement Exam. For more information about the ODR registration process visit the ODR website. ODR can also be reached by phone at 215.895.1401 or email at