Recent News Archive

Office of International Programs Celebrates Gilman and Boren Scholarship Recipients

The Drexel Study Abroad Office is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious Gilman and Boren scholarships. The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship serves to facilitate access to study abroad programs for students typically underrepresented in study abroad. The Boren Scholarship provides funding for language study in languages that are deemed critical by the US government. These scholarships are highly competitive, and so we are honored to announce the following Drexel student recipients. Gilman Scholarships: Leshe Scott: Summer ’14 in Tokyo, Japan; Olivia Haley Schmitt: Summer ’14 in London, UK.
Boren Scholarship: Jennifer Siew: Fall ’14 at USP in São Paulo, Brazil.

Opportunities for Study Abroad in Dominican Republic

Dr. Gabriella Ibieta, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Philosophy and OIP Provost Fellow, traveled to the Dominican Republic this March to explore opportunities for study abroad and to establish connections with the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). While there, Dr. Ibieta was invited to give a talk at the UASD about the teaching of Caribbean Literature in the United States.

Whitaker Undergraduate Scholars

Biomedical Engineering students Emily Ballantyne (BS ’17, Honors) and Samantha Fox (BS ’17, Honors) received the prestigious Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship for research co-ops in Chile and Switzerland respectively. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates to study, conduct research, or intern abroad. Samantha Fox's Profile, Emily Ballantyne's Profile

4th annual Global Night of Networking

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Drexel alumni participated in the 4th annual Global Night of Networking (GNN). This year, 1335 alumni participated across 36 cities making GNN one of the largest Alumni Association events of the year. Read More

International Oppurtunities Speed Dating

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Office of International Programs Study Abroad, and the Steinbright Career Development Center sponsored the first International Opportunities Speed Dating event, as part of World Fusion Fest 2014. The purpose of this event was to connect students interested in the various international opportunities available at Drexel, including study abroad and coop abroad, with students who have already participated in international programs. Read More

Drexel, Hebrew University, CHOP Hold Joint Research Symposium

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Hebrew University came together for a symposium focused on pediatric translational research — turning lab science into treatment for patients. Read More

Drexel joins Global Study Abroad initiative

Drexel University has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. Drexel University has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad by doubling the number by the end of the decade. Read More

Fall Break in Chile

The course explores Chilean literature about the violence and repression sparked by the military coup d’état of 1973; the “disappearance” of thousands of Chileans throughout the 1980s; and the exile and displacement experienced by many others. While in Santiago, we will visit the new Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which offers a trove of artifacts and exhibits documenting the period, and Villa Grimaldi Peace Park, a site of remembrance where Chileans were formerly interrogated and tortured. Also: a tour of the colonial center of Santiago; visits to the capital’s pre-Columbian, historical, and art museums; a day trip to a town in the surrounding Andes; a tour of the coastal area of Viña del Mar and the port city of Valparaiso, a UNESCO site. tudents who have already participated in international programs. Read More