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Co-op in Israel Means New Language, New Culture in Addition to Work Experience

As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. And she realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program.
Arsen Nikiforouk and Huy Dang

How Drexel Brought Two International Students Together to Make Mobile Games for Charity

Huy Dang grew up in Vietnam, and Arsen Nikiforouk in Ukraine. It seems unlikely for them to be friends, much less business partners. But that's what they've become at Drexel.

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Student's World Cup Trip Serves as Chance to Meet Family Members in Brazil for First Time

For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.
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Studying Schools Abroad for Deeper Understanding at Home: School of Education Makes Connections in China

Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

Kaila Taylor in Quito

Bulletin-Board Poster Leads to International Opportunity of a Lifetime for Grad Student

Countless posters and fliers cover bulletin boards across Drexel’s campus. Kaila Taylor admits she rarely glances at the board in her department. But one day she did, and it led to a life-changing experience.

Students Advocating Against Slavery

New Student Group, Certificate Program Both Tackle Issue of Human Trafficking

In Guatemala the summer after her freshman year at Drexel, Kaelee Shepherd sat in the passenger seat of a car as it stopped at a red light. A young girl, maybe 7 or 8, walked up to her window.

Soccer stadium

Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

Josa Hanzlik

International Fellowship Proves Invaluable for One Graduate Student

Josa Hanzlik spends her days looking at images of human tibia bones, or reading articles about bone ingrowth and orthopedic implants. Those are things she could do in Philadelphia. But instead she's doing them in the Netherlands, and she says she's better for it.

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Fry, Other Leaders Make Connections for Drexel on Trip to China

President John Fry and a Drexel University delegation just returned from China, where they joined a tour of the country by The Philadelphia Orchestra and met with leaders to create and strengthen connections with several higher-education institutions there. 

Fulbright Scholars 2014

Seven Drexel Students Offered Fulbright Grants

For the second consecutive year a record-breaking seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered study and research grants by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel

There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, according to human trafficking expert and author E. Benjamin Skinner in his book "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Skinner will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 28, to speak about global slavery and his experiences reporting from dozens of countries in which slavery flourishes.
Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.