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Frequently Asked Questions

I want to drive in the United States. Can I use my international driver's license?

Yes. As an international visitor, you can drive in the United States with an international driver’s license for up to 1 full year. If your international driver’s license is not in English, you also need a valid International Driving permit in addition to your international license. This must be obtained in your home country.

For more information: see PennDot resources

Can I get a Pennsylvania driver's license?

Non-immigrants are required to show one year or more on their I-20 to apply for a PA driver’s license or PA ID card. We recommend ELC students to obtain an International Drivers License in English before departing their home country.

Click on the links below for more information:


When can I get my Drexel University student id card?

Student IDs will be generated and issued  in the Dragon Card Office during Orientation.

I plan to take the train to school everyday. Can I get a student discount?

Yes. Fulltime students can receive a discount. See the SEPTA website for more information:

To receive a discount on all monthly Trans/Trail passes go to the Drexel One portal, log in with your User-ID and password, then click on the Campus + Community tab. Under the student tab there will be a link to the Drexel SEPTA ComPass Program website. You can then order your pass online. Please note that next month passes must be ordered by the 14th of the prior month and will be loaded onto your Key card.

What is the weather like in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia enjoys all four seasons. Spring and Fall have warm days and cool nights with some rain. Winters can be cold, with one or two major snowstorms. Philadelphia summers can be hazy, hot and humid.