What to Expect
The application and letter of recommendation for the Freshman Frontiers program are due March 1, 2013. Applicants will receive an official decision by April 1, 2013. Accepted students who wish to enroll must submit the Freshman Frontiers enrollment form and a $500 deposit by May 1, 2013, along with their $300 Drexel tuition deposit and the $200 Drexel housing deposit. Participants are guaranteed on-campus housing when they return to Drexel for the winter and spring terms. Freshman Frontiers participants submit their housing applications following the freshman directions by May 15.
Students who do not already have a passport should submit the passport application at least eight weeks before departure — no later than mid-June.
All Freshman Frontiers participants attend the same New Student Orientation at Drexel in July. Students will have the opportunity to meet each other and receive important pre-departure information during a special Freshman Frontiers session.
On the day of the group flight to Dublin, students arrive on Drexel's campus to take part in pre-departure activities. Drexel provides transportation to the airport.
Students participate in a comprehensive orientation session upon their arrival in Dublin, led by FIE's program director. Orientation includes a group airport pick-up, lunch at DBS, a welcome dinner, a bus tour of Dublin, and a welcome lecture covering topics such as health and safety, life in Dublin, and an introduction to the college. There is also a daylong seaside excursion to help students get to know each other.
In order to transition back to Drexel's campus, students take part in a re-entry program organized by the Student Life and Study Abroad offices. The program begins at the end of the fall term in Dublin and continues into the winter term when students arrive on Drexel's campus.