Giving to the Office of International Programs

Donors can support the Office of International Programs through a variety of ways, including making a quick and easy Gift Online. Your donation can benefit students and faculty through support for study-abroad, international research, faculty and student mobility, and global programming. Each gift is important; even small contributions, when combined with those of other donors, have a major impact on Drexel University.

Below is a list of the Office of International Programs' major funding needs. Each of these opportunities can be named and endowed. Many of these needs can also be supported with a one-time, non-endowed gift. For more information, please contact Joe Delgado from Drexel University's Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-895-2749 or jad344@drexel.edu.

Transformational Naming Opportunities

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Sophomore EDGE Program (one available) Sophomore EDGE provides 100 rising sophomores annually with an opportunity to Study Abroad at one of five international locations during summer between their first and second years at Drexel. $ 6,000,000
Endowed Fall Break In Program (one available)
Fall Break In allows students to spend 10-14 days between summer and fall term immersed in a foreign culture while earning 3 course credits. Inaugural trips include Japan, Guatemala and Spain.
$ 2,000,000
Endowed Lecture Series in International Affairs (one available) Sponsors three annual lectures by prominent decision-makers in business, government, public affairs, academia and law. Each year could have a different theme (e.g. Peace through Global Understanding). $ 1,500,000

Endowed Chair

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Chair for Global Initiatives (one available) Granted to the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, who leads Drexel University's international engagement efforts. $ 5,000,000

Endowed Professorship

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Professorship for International Partnerships (one available, range $1 million - $2.5 million) Granted to a distinguished faculty member who engages in and promotes innovative international research, teaching and service and forges sustainable, strategic global partnerships (one available). $ 1,000,000

Endowed Travel Awards/Stipends

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Fund for Long-Term Study Abroad (unlimited) Supports undergraduate and graduate students participating in quarter-long StudyAbroad programs. $ 100,000
Endowed International Travel Award for Graduate Students (unlimited) Supports graduate student travel to present research at international conferences. $ 40,000
Endowed Fund for Short-Term Study Abroad (unlimited) Supports students to participate in short-term (i.e. winter/spring break) study abroad programs. $ 25,000
Endowed International Travel Award for Undergraduate Students (unlimited)
Supports undergraduate student travel to international conferences.
$ 25,000
Endowed International Travel Award for Faculty (unlimited) Supports faculty travel to present at international conferences. $ 25,000

Endowed Research Awards

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Multidisciplinary International Research Fund (one available, range $500,000 - $1 million) Supports a competitive process of selecting and establishing new teams of faculty to engage in multidisciplinary international research with collaborators abroad. $ 500,000
Endowed Senior Faculty Award for International Research (unlimited) Supports senior faculty undertaking international research. $ 400,000
Endowed Young Faculty Award for International Research (unlimited) Supports young faculty undertaking international research. $ 200,000
Endowed Fund for International Graduate Research (unlimited) Supports graduate students undertaking research internationally. $ 100,000
Endowed Fund for International Undergraduate Research (unlimited) Supports undergraduate students undertaking research internationally. $ 60,000

Programmatic

Naming/Giving Opportunities Endowed Amount (Minimum)
Endowed Country Collaborative Award (unlimited, range $800,000 - $1.2 million) Supports collaborative activities between Drexel faculty and partners working at universities or research institutes abroad (e.g., for research and educational work with partners in India). $ 800,000
Endowed Global Classroom Program (one available) This program invites faculty to turn one of their courses into a global classroom, linking it electronically to a classroom at one of Drexel's international partner universities. $ 200,000
Endowed Student Conference on Global Challenges (one available) This is a one-day annual conference provides students an opportunity to engage in discussion and debate about contemporary global challenges. Students participate in interdisciplinary panels addressing aspects of the conference theme (e.g. Water, Security, Urban Spaces). $ 200,000
Endowed Global Student Advisory Board (one available) This board consists of a diverse group of domestic, international, undergraduate, and graduate students across the university who provide input and feedback as Drexel develops into a more globally engaged institution. In addition to providing leadership opportunities, we hope to link participants to student leaders at our international partner universities. $ 100,000
Named Student Conference on Global Challenges (one year only) This conference can be named for one year only with a gift of $10,000.

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