WHY STUDY HEBREW?
Hebrew courses develop language competence and cultural sensitivity. Drexel’s Hebrew 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. Hebrew has 9 million speakers, and is the official language of Israel.
According to the 2015 Bloomberg Innovation Index (an annual country ranking that measures research and development, tech education, patents and tech prowess), Israel ranked fifth overall from their 30th ranking a year prior. This remarkable growth makes learning Hebrew a wise investment.
International Standing: Israel is a world leader in technology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical research, robotics and water desalination.
DREXEL 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. Hebrew-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 Hebrew coursework, opportunities can include: The World Trade Organization; United Nations translator and interpreter; government positions in various countries; tech industry; international business; NASDAQ and NGO’s.
Hebrew does not offer a language minor at this point, but intermediate and advanced courses in Hebrew can be taken abroad.
Learn more about the coursework in the Course Catalog