We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities at Drexel. Whether you are a graduate student, an undergraduate student, a parent, or a Drexel colleague, we hope that you will find everything that you are looking for either at our website or by contacting our office.
Every Drexel student should give serious consideration to studying overseas. Regardless of where t Drexel degree takes you, there is no doubt that international opportunities will expand enormously over your lifetime. The experience gained through a term or several terms abroad provides students the opportunity to develop skills that can only be developed by immersing themselves in a different culture. You will have the opportunity to gain substantive understanding of another country’s perspective on the world, have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of yourself, your own society, and build language skills. During study abroad, students earn Drexel credits. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Feel free to explore our website and contact us for an individual appointment.
As the Director of the Office, I have the pleasure of working with a vibrant and dynamic group of professionals, who are dedicated to helping all students internationalize their Drexel experience.
The Study Abroad Office, under the Office of International Programs, serves as the administrative hub for study abroad programs and initiatives at Drexel University.
Last year over 300 Drexel students, from every major, studied abroad, taking advantage of more than 50 opportunities provided by the Study Abroad Office. Our programs are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students and range in length from 1 week to a full 12 months. Our program locations are as varied as the interests of Drexel students — we have programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific.
The Office also serves as the first point of contact for inbound non-matriculated exchange students who come to Drexel via our many exchange partners. These students may spend from one to three terms at Drexel as part of their undergraduate career.
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs (OIP), under the Office of the Provost, brings leadership, strategic coordination, and institutional structure to the global dimension of the university. The OIP facilitates multidisciplinary international programs across the university by bringing together stakeholders in a Council of International Programs. It enhances the international education of Drexel’s colleges and other academic units through partnerships with carefully selected international universities, and promotes global awareness and visibility through a Global Research and Academic Network, International Travel Awards for faculty and graduate students, and student programming.
Steinbright Career Development Center (Co-op)
Drexel has been a pioneer in cooperative education since 1919- operating one of the oldest and largest co-op programs in the nation. Through the Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) over 1500 employers, located nationally and internationally, participate in Drexel's co-op program. Students are also encouraged to consider International Co-op.
The Modern Languages department at Drexel University takes a communicative approach to language learning. It is our goal to foster both foreign language competence and students’ knowledge of different cultures by using a multidisciplinary approach to the study of language. Language study also gives Drexel students access to a world of opportunities through study and internships abroad and international cooperative education placements. Drexel offers instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Students and Scholars Services offers a vast array of programs and services to more than 1,800 international students, scholars, and faculty. ISSS works to promote meaningful interaction between United States citizens and nationals of other countries by organizing cultural enrichment opportunities for all members of the Drexel community.