Recent News Archive
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
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
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