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Silicon Valley Trip

Silicon Valley Immersion Trip 2024

Join the Close School for a visit to Silicon Valley, California, for five days of exploration of this Bay Area region, the world's pre-eminent hub for technology and innovation and home to the world's largest high-tech companies and thousands of startups, during Spring Break, March 25 - March 30, 2024. Selected students will meet with members of the Drexel Entrepreneurship Alumni Network (EAN) and will participate in a pitch competition hosted by the EAN. Additionally, students will have a chance to explore the beautiful and culturally rich city of San Francisco. All expenses (food, activities, transportation in California, and accommodations) will be paid by Drexel University. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their airfare and any additional spending money that they might need. Please note: only current Close School students are eligible to apply with preference given to first year students. Alumni or students from other Drexel schools/majors are ineligible for this program.

Applications will be judged on:

  • The quality of the idea presented in a video pitch presentation
  • The content of an essay that addresses how this trip will advance their idea and build their network

The deadline to apply is January 15th. Students will be notified of the status of their application on January 30th. Selected students must make their own travel arrangements and submit their itineraries to Melissa Tevere by midnight on February 15.

Questions about this program? Email Melissa at

Apply Here!

Click here to read out 2023 trip recap!