Recent News Archive

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

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