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Russian Minor

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The Russian minor develops language competence and cultural sensitivity. The Russian 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. About 160 million native and 115 million non-native speakers speak Russian, which makes it one of the top ten languages in the world. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

International Standing: Russia is currently the world’s largest crude producer.


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. Russian language options include:

Study Abroad:

International Co-op:

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 benefits individuals in a wide variety of professional fields. For language students considering employment with a Russian minor, opportunities can include: working at the United Nations, or at the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer, working as a translator and/or interpreter, or working in investment strategy.

Learn more about the minor in the Course Catalog