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Developing a Study Abroad Program

Drexel University has many different types of study abroad programs for all disciplines that span over 60 countries. Program lengths span from one week to one year abroad.

Full-term programs are classified as free standing or exchange. Free standing programs are designed specifically for study abroad purposes, where students from Drexel take courses with students from other American universities. Exchange programs immerse students fully in the host university life and culture, allow students to take courses with local students and faculty, and encourage participation in local campus activities. In addition to sending students, Drexel also welcomes incoming exchange students from our international partners. For more information about full-term programs, please contact the Study Abroad Office at

Shorter programs, called Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs), offer students the opportunity to have an international academic experience led by a Drexel faculty director, in conjunction with an on campus course before and/or after the tour. These programs include activities such as guest lectures, industry visits, and other hands-on events that transform the city into a living laboratory. ICAs generally span from 7-10 days during break weeks. For more information about ICAs, please contact Ahaji Schreffler at


Form Name Purpose Type Description
Guidelines for Developing Study Abroad Programs [DOC] [PDF]
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Resource Factors to consider when designing a new study abroad program

Study Abroad Proposal Form[DOC] [PDF]
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Form Form outlining parameters of a new proposed study abroad program, for review by Drexel University administrators