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Experiential Learning

Drexel University President John Fry speaks at Drexel's 2017 Convocation.

Drexel Celebrates Convocation With an Eye on the Power of Truth

Drexel University kicked off the new academic year with attention paid to the critical role of a higher-education institution in challenging times.
Rosalind Remer, founding executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits

With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.

The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course.

In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film

An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.

The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
Fiona Pelly, PhD, director of nutrition of the World University Games is discussing food quality with Drexel's Nyree Dardarian and Coco Ellis.

Drexel Nutrition Students 'Jump In' at the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan

Drexel Dragons from the University’s Department of Sports Nutrition are currently in Taiwan working with American student-athletes at the World University Summer Games.
Flamenco Dance, Belen Maya

Reflection and Communication Through Flamenco –  Acclaimed Artist, Belén Maya, Comes to Drexel


World-renowned flamenco dancer, teacher and scholar Belén Maya will perform for the first time in Philadelphia this fall as part of a residency at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. As a 2017 Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence, Maya will give two public performances, lead demonstrations and workshops, and teach classes on campus. 

BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff.

At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth

The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.
The students outside of Norway's Halden prison.

A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp.

Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost

Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

Drexel Unveils Experiential Edge Winter Enrollment Program 

Drexel University’s Office of the Provost has announced a new winter enrollment program called Experiential Edge that will begin in fall 2018.