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Korean Certificate & Coursework

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The Korean program takes a communicative and culture-based approach to learning and provides students with access to a world of opportunities, including study abroad and international co-op-placements. Our program offers an Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in Korean plus an Asian Studies minor that requires 12 credits of Korean, Chinese, or Japanese. 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 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:

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 is a benefit to individuals in a wide variety of professional fields. For language students considering employment with Korean coursework, opportunities can include: becoming a Software Engineer, working at theUnited Nations, or as a Foreign Service Officer at the United States Department of State.

Learn More About Asian Studies Minor in the Course Catalog
Learn More About the Certificate in the Course Catalog

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!