2012-2013 News Archive
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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