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Global Studies Student & Alumni Stories

Sharee Devose, BA Global Studies '19

Drexel University Global Studies Student Sharee Devose

It feels almost like yesterday that I arrived in Washington, D.C., somewhat ready to take on the world of international broadcasting. I was excited on my first day, certainly, but I found it difficult still to believe that, of all people, I could have been chosen to be the first Drexel co-op at "Voice of America" (VOA), the official international broadcaster of the United States and the largest in the nation. The experience astounds me to this day.

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Chloe Humola, BA Global Studies '18

Drexel University Global Studies Student Chloe Humola

Chloe Humola has experience to match the breadth of her Global Studies major: environmental campaigning with a local nonprofit, applying peace and negotiation frameworks in Jordan, trying out the corporate world at an international law firm. With coursework and co-ops spanning the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the U.S., Humola has pulled "bits and pieces from everything," and discovered a new appreciation for the link between urban development and human rights.

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Caitlin Walczyk, BA Global Studies & Political Science '18

Drexel University Global Studies and Political Science Student Caitlin Walzcyk

In the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Caitlin Walczyk practiced her Russian in cab rides across the city of Almaty. In those conversations with locals, the double major in global studies and political science became intrigued by the relationship between language and cultural identity. Her experiences sparked a research project that would crisscross Central Asia and form the basis of both her senior thesis and her application for a Fulbright scholarship.

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Farrah Rahaman, BA Global Studies & BA Art History '17

This article appeared in the 2015 issue of the College of Arts and Sciences' Ask magazine.

Drexel University Global Studies Alumni Farrah Rahaman

“I’m predisposed to having a deep-rooted interest in international issues,” says Farrah Rahaman, a junior double majoring in Art History and Global Studies with a concentration in Justice and Human Rights. At 21 years of age, the undergrad has been to Guatemala, Madrid, Haiti and Peru, and has spent her spring and summer breaks writing alongside leading Haitian poets, volunteering as an English teacher, and studying international development up close.

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Rebecca Olsho, BA Global Studies '16

Drexel University Global Studies Alumni Rebecca Olsho

At age twelve, she traveled solo to Germany to visit a former exchange student. At seventeen, she spent her junior year of high school abroad in France. Those early travels fueled her passion and led her to Drexel, to the Global Studies major, where she continued to fill her passport as she explored the world through co-op, research and study abroad.

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Andrew Damron, BA Global Studies '09

Drexel University Global Studies Alumni Andrew Damron

This article appeared in the 2015 issue of the College of Arts and Sciences' Ask magazine.

“Why are you afraid to go home?” he asked.

Without speaking, the two children answered in unison, lifting their shirts to reveal raw, pink scars stretching like spider webs across their torsos. It is an image that will haunt Andrew Damron, JD, forever.

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