Recent News Archive

US-China Environment and Urban Public Health Summer Internship

Increasing urbanization and climate change are two of the great challenges in the 21st century. An estimated 6.2 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – will be living in cities by 2050. Globally, cities currently account for about two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and about 70 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read More

Call for Proposals – Global Innovation Initiative, British Council

The Global Innovation Initiative (GII) is a shared commitment of the United Kingdom and the United States to strengthen research collaboration between universities in the UK, US, and selected emerging economies. Read More

U.S. Colleges and Universities Invited to Apply to Multilateral Research Partnership Grant Competition

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom launched today the second application cycle of the Global Innovation Initiative, a higher education grant competition created to strengthen higher education research partnerships between the United States, the United Kingdom and four other countries: Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia.. Read More

Fulbright Update from Chile

Sarah graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2013. Bringing together her love for Spanish-speaking countries and her focus in biomaterials and bio/synthetic, biomimetric polymer systems, she decided to apply for a Fulbright scholarship and is now carrying out her Fulbright grant in Chile to understand the applications of science and engineering in her host country. Read More

American Dreams: Lessons learned from creating a passion project from scratch

One year ago, while participating in a leadership course at Landmark Education that empowers participants to create a community-based project of their choice, I realized that my time had come to make a difference for the international student community in the United States. Read More

OIP and Study Abroad present at Annual NAFSA Conference

Erica Sebastian, Study Abroad Advisor and Incoming Exchange Manager in the Study Abroad Office, and Adam Zahn, Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs, were selected to present as this year’s NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference in San Diego, California. Their presentation, “Planting the Seed: Increasing Study Abroad Participation Through Short-Term Programs,” sought to demonstrate how short-term faculty-led programs and international service trip can provide better access for underrepresented groups in study abroad as well as promote longer term international experiences, such as study abroad exchange and international co-op. Read More

A Trip to Improve Infrastructure and Quality of Life In Honduras

On this trip, a team of 12 Drexel students and two faculty members went to Honduras as the Architecture Brigade to construct homes for a family chosen by Global Brigades. They were placed in a community in Honduras and worked alongside a family to construct their home. Read More

Drexel University Partnership with Shanghai Tech

A Drexel University delegation, led by President Fry and including Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives; Suhada Jayasuriya, Distinguished University Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM); Wei Sun., Albert Soffa Chair Professor, MEM and Director, Drexel-SARI Center, and David Velinsky, Vice President for Academy Science, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Head of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences were in China last month on a multi-city trip. Read More