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2016

Kelly Hall becomes home to Global Learning Community

In September 2016 the Global Learning Community (GLC) was officially launched as Drexel’s first multicultural-focused residential living/learning community. Kelly Hall is now home to the largest learning community on campus where international and domestic students alike participate in programming focused on the study abroad experience, foreign languages, international studies, and multiculturalism. 

Study Abroad Partners with CIEE to Issue 70 Students Free Passports

A passport isn’t required to enter the Drexel Study Abroad Office, but over seventy students passed through the doors of Suite 201 in the Peck Problem Solving and Research Center as proud new holders of US passports.

Global Classroom Program Featured in DrexelNow

Global Classrooms are courses that engage Drexel students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of interactive technologies.

Washington, DC

Global Health and International Development Representatives Attend Cuba Forum in DC

Global Health and International Development staff attended the NAFSA Cuba Engagement Forum in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15. This meeting brought together over 50 representatives from NGOs, academic institutions and the private sector alike to discuss bilateral relationships and academic exchanges between the United States and Cuba.

ELC hosts international Fulbright Scholars

This is the eighth year that the ELC has hosted this four-week pre-academic orientation to living and studying as graduate students in the United States for Fulbright grant recipients before they join their host institutions around the country.

Graduate students complete intensive research internship

Three graduate students successfully completed the annual four-week intensive summer internship program, in which students conduct comparative research on environmental and urban public health issues in both the United States and China. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Dornsife School of Public Health, and the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment.

GES Graduates 2016

The Office of International Programs is proud to have graduated its first official class of Global Engagement Scholars (GES). Students in the GES program are committed to pursuing and reflecting on international experiences in Philadelphia and abroad to complement their undergraduate degrees.

Drexel Community Scholars

Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) for Global Citizenship

The Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) for Global Citizenship works with the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of International Programs (OIP) to develop and facilitate meaningful and educational service opportunities for diverse groups of domestic and international students each month. Applications for this paid position are now open to Drexel students.

OIPs Sandra Petri Speaks at Graduation

The Office of International Programs International Marketing and Communications Co-op Sandra Petri speaking at this years 2016 graduation ceremony.

SAVE THE DATE Fulbright Fall Liaison Workshop Friday November 4 2016 Las Vegas NV

The next Fulbright Scholar Liaison Workshop is scheduled to take place this fall in Las Vegas, NV.  As registration information and additional details become available, they will be shared through these updates in the coming months.

Award Highlights for the 2017-18 Fulbright Core Competition, Deadline August 1, 2016

Over 800 grants are awarded annually through the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. These opportunities, found in the Catalog of Awards, are open to faculty and lecturers, full- and part-time, early career and senior scholars. Short term and long term opportunities exist in all disciplines.

DUCoM Student Global Experiences

We encourage you to learn more about global health opportunities through previous student experiences. These students' firsthand accounts of their experiences will provide added insight when planning your trip. You'll learn what you can expect while you're abroad and the new perspective you'll receive upon your return.

Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

The secret to making the best energy storage materials is growing them with as much surface area as possible. Like baking, it requires just the right mixture of ingredients prepared in a specific amount and order at just the right temperature to produce a thin sheet of material with the perfect chemical consistency to be useful for storing energy. A team of researchers from Drexel University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Tsinghua University recently discovered a way to improve the recipe and make the resulting materials bigger and better and soaking up energy — the secret? Just add salt.

Drexel Talks Climate Change

Drexel graduate student Paul Sesink Clee stood in awe as thousands of researchers, policy-makers, NGOs and other members of civil societies from around the world swarmed around. Nearby, and feeling equally invigorated, was colleague Franco Montalto, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, who described the experience as one of the most professionally rewarding of his career.

Update: Events in Brussels

In response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium this morning, Drexel Study Abroad is monitoring carefully the region and sharing relevant information and offering support to our students currently studying abroad in Europe. Drexel does not have any known travelers in Brussels.

Kaist Professors Visit Drexel

Professors from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the National Nanofabrication Center (NNFC) visited the College of Engineering on February 24-26, the next step in solidifying the new research collaboration between the two institutions.

2016 Student Conference on Global Challenges: Sustainability Recap

On Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Office of International Programs held its 9th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges focusing on the theme of Sustainability. The conference, the only one of its kind on Drexel’s campus, was attended by over 400 students, faculty, and community members. The conference offered students opportunities to share their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue on how sustainability is shaping the global conversation across such disciplines as public health, engineering, chemistry, biology, medicine, law, media, economics, politics, and history.

Announcing Our 2016 Dornsife Global Development Scholars

We are very excited to announce this year’s cohort of Dornsife Global Development Scholars. Special thanks to the members of the Dornsife Global Development Scholars interview and selection committee, who worked tirelessly during the fall and winter terms to review over 70 applications and interview nearly 30 candidates

2017-18 Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Applications

Welcome to the 2017-18 Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Competition!  Opportunities to 125+ countries are now open for application

Register for the Student Conference on Global Challenges: Sustainability!

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. Focusing this year on SUSTAINABILITY, the conference will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Dr. Marquez honored at Women's Entrepreneurship Day - part of the United Nations Seventieth Anniversary Initiative (UN@70)

On Friday, November 20, 2015, a group of 18 faculty and students from Drexel University--including faculty and students from the Dornsife SPH, as well as faculty from CCI and DUCOM--attended Women's Entrepreneurship Day—part of the United Nations Seventieth Anniversary Initiative (UN@70)-- at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Read Dr. Carol Collier’s Blog About Her Visit to COP21, Paris, France

After spending an amazing week at the Climate Change Negotiations in Paris (COP21) earlier this month, I wish to share some of my observations with you