2012-2013 News Archive

Drexel In China Updates

Drexel's joint research center in Shanghai celebrated one year of activities with the first international academic symposium June 3-4, 2013. The Drexel – SARI Center, formed as a partnership between Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), welcomed experts and industry representatives during the two-day...Read More

Global Classroom

Call for Applications - Global Classroom

These are classrooms that engage our students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of on-line and electronic technologies, addressing global challenges and solutions.Faculty members who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their classroom experience and... Read More.

Fulbright – Scientific Mobility For U.S. Scholars And Professionals

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil...Read More

Cross Country Conversation-Becoming American

On April 22nd 2013, the Office of International Programs hosted our quarterly Cross Country Conversation event. This spring's event was titled Becoming American and focused on the themes, issues, and laws surrounding the immigrant experience. Our faculty advisor, Dr. Gabriella Ibieta, led a diverse group of students comprised of domestic and international students in a stimulating panel discussion...Read More

Universities for Immigration Reform

On April 19th 2013, Drexel University participated in the Collective Day of Action, discussions held simultaneously at participating universities across the country. The event, "Universities for Immigration Reform," was hosted by the Office of International Programs. We were glad to be joined by Dr. Rachel Reynolds, Associate Professor of Communication, Shumi Muinde, Director of International Admissions..Read More.

Drexel University Expands Its Partnerships in South America

Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's delegation to Brazil and Chile, from April 6-16 and included stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile. The delegation also included OIP's own Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, David Wilson, Vice President of Government and Community Relations..Read More

Drexel Students and OIP Staff's first international alternative spring break trip

We did not know what to expect as we turned off Route 2 onto what seemed like a steep hill that our 8-passenger van could not possibly handle. Thankfully it did, and we soon arrived to La Gran Vista,welcomed by Ign. Donald Villalobos and two returning volunteers from the United States. As a group -seven students and one staff member from Drexel University in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania- we were relieved to have finally arrived at what would be the start of a great experience on our alternative spring break trip...Read More.

Drexel Students receive highly competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program

The Whitaker International Program sends U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.Josa Hanzlik (Biomedical Eng), Kevin Freedman (Chem Eng), Nicholas DiStasio (Biomedical Eng), and Claire (Martin) Witherel (Biomedical Eng'12) received highly-competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program..Read More

International Opportunities Fair - Study Work Learn

Participate in Drexel's first ever international opportunities fair! Come learn about the many short and long term programs offered through Drexel as well as the first steps towards a term abroad. Enjoy food and festivities while meeting past study abroad alum who will give greater insight about their own study abroad experience!..Read More

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Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships

Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country's urban and rural areas. Read More.

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Student Conference Brings Diverse Community of Scholars, Students, and Activists Together to Address Global Security

On Friday, March 1st, 2013, the Office of International Programs held its 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges focusing this year on the topic Security. The conference, the only of its kind on Drexel's campus, was attended by over 200 students, faculty, and community members.. Read More.

New Summer Study Abroad in Seoul

The Study Abroad office is pleased to announce a new summer program in Seoul, South Korea! This opportunity is perfect for IAS, Business and Communication majors as well as any students with free electives or don't need a full load of credits in their respective major. Students take 3 courses over 4-weeks and depending on the course equivalencies can reach full-time status on the program! Additional benefits of this program include free housing and no language requirement...Read More

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Summary of Travel by Prof. Frank Ferrone

Professor Frank Ferrone of the Department of Physics has returned from a series of seminars worldwide. He has provided a summary of his experiences here... Read More.

Global Classroom

Call for Applications - Global Classroom

These are classrooms that engage our students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of on-line and electronic technologies, addressing global challenges and solutions. We are launching a few such pilot classrooms at Drexel this Spring Term 2013, for any discipline across the university. Faculty members who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their classroom experience and... Read More.

Opportunities in East and Southeast Asia

Congratulations to Dr. Chikaodinaka Nwankpa

OIP would like to congratulate Prof. Nwankpa on his 2013 IEEE Fellowship. He was selected for this prestigious honor for contributions to real-time computation in power system analysis The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Read More.

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Drexel Representatives Join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's Delegation To China

Drexel University representatives are participating in a delegation to China led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in an effort to raise Philadelphia's international profile, develop business opportunities and renew discussions about direct flights between the city and that country. Read More.

Opportunities in East and Southeast Asia

Co-op and Study Abroad Opportunities in East and Southeast Asia

On November 27th OIP joined Steinbright Career Development Center, Study Abroad, and the Office of Alumni Relations in an informational session geared toward co-op and study abroad opportunities in East and Southeast Asia. This event, held in the atrium of Bossone, encouraged the discussion of these expanding opportunities for both work and study. Peter J. Franks, Vice Provost for Career Education moderated the event discussions. Read More.

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What's Next for Diplomacy and Disarmament?

An upcoming talk by former director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Co-sponsored by Drexel, Pennsylvania Peace Voter Project, and United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia. Read More.

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Study Abroad Fall Newsletter

Whew, what a year! The Study Abroad office continues to serve even more students having sent a record 347 students abroad during academic year 2011-12 (an 18% increase from the previous year). Read More.

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Yury Gogotsi and A J Drexel Nanotechnology Institute are featured in International Innovation

Prof. Gogotsi is a Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University and has also recently accepted a Guest Professorship position at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Read More.

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Visitors from Católica University

On October 3, 2012, Drexel University was visited by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez, Rector and Mr. Patricio Donoso, Vice Chancellor for Economic & Managerial Affairs, from Católica University in Chile to discuss collaborations and partnerships. The Office of International Programs was thrilled to host the delegation. Read More.

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Global Innovation Partnership Week

The inaugural Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) Forum will take place October 29-31, 2012 at Drexel University. GIP is co-hosted by the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the Office of International Programs.Read More.

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Faculty Forum Series: Opportunities Abroad

Faculty and staff are invited to the next event in our Faculty Forum series. This event will provide an overview on how faculty and staff can collaborate with our global partners, demonstrate how you can create an array of study abroad and other international experiences, and feature faculty sharing their own experiences and research opportunities abroad, with a focus specifically on Drexel programs in China. Read More.

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Expanding Global Public Health and Engineering Opportunities

A Drexel delegation led by Vice Provost Julie Mostov is traveling to Xiamen and Shanghai, China! This important visit will focus primarily on expanding global health opportunities to Xiamen University and building on our existing Shanghai Jiao Tong University partnership to include the College of Engineering and the School of Public Health. Read More.

Global Health Opportunities Day

Drexel University will host its second Global Health Opportunities Day on October 19, 2012 to present students from Drexel University and other institutions with networking opportunities and workshops to help them pursue careers or experiences in global health. Read More.

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Critical Language Information Session

Are you interested in studying or want to continue learning languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Urdu? Then come and learn more about critical language fellowship opportunities abroad.
Click Here for more information.

Film Screening

Film Screening: Paula Cohen's "Two Universities"

Drexel University Professor Paula Marantz Cohen is granted unprecedented access to China's two most prestigious universities---Tsinghua University and Peking University---where students candidly discuss their attitudes and goals. The subjects provide a picture of the upcoming generation of China's educated elite, as well as a window on the future of China. Invitation: click here | Film Preview: click here.

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Peace & Public Health Discussion

Join us on the International Day of Peace September 21, 2012, 1:00 – 2:15 pm for a discussion on Peace and Public Health. .
Click Here for more information or to find out more about the International Day of Peace

Upcoming Cross Country Conversation: U.N. Interventions

In observance of Peace Day Philly, the Office of International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, International Area Studies, and the Drexel Student Alliance of the United Nations Association will host a "Cross Country Conversation" to explore United Nations' interventions. Read More