Study Abroad

Through exclusive partnerships with the finest technical institutes in the world, Drexel provides you with a rare opportunity to enhance your coursework with a global perspective. Our Study Abroad Office allows you to pursue the course of study you entered the College of Engineering with, maintaining the academic rigor while enjoying a new intellectual and cultural approach.

Engineering-specific programs are held in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel, among many others. For example, you can study at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden; the University of Leeds in England; or KAIST in South Korea.

A majority of Drexel’s programs take place at universities that teach classes in English. However, some programs do have language requirements. Check with our Study Abroad Office for detailed information. You can also search requisites by academic focus.

CoE students also have the option to study abroad in a non-technical capacity. Destinations include over 40 countries and take in all majors.

Looking for information from a lifestyle perspective? A rich selection of blogs, written by student participants, will give you insights from an undergraduate point of view on everything from shopping in “Time Square” in Korea to rowing in England to weekend trips in Southeast Asia.

In addition to the immersive, months-long study abroad programs, CoE offers Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs) for a shorter experience. ICAs are one- to two-week focused courses for upper-level students generally undertaken during term breaks. Some recent offerings include “Green Technology in Iceland,” and “Water Engineering in Venice.”

A word on costs and scholarships: with Drexel-sponsored programs, students pay the same in tuition for study abroad as they do here at University City in Philadelphia. Any tuition reductions, financial aid, and scholarships you receive stateside “travel” with you. Our staff is well-prepared to give you a breakdown on what you can expect to spend.

Most enrollment options require no more than a two-hour pre-orientation class before departure. Plan to begin the research and application process 12- to 18-months in advance of when you want to go abroad.  

Ready to apply? Reach us here. We look forward to hearing where in the world you want to go.

Meghan Pierce, BS/MS Electrical Engineering

“Taking electrical engineering classes at HKUST really expanded on what I learned at Drexel, and then some. The classes were more challenging and I had to leave my comfort zone. For example, the professors’ approach to the material wasn’t through handwritten tests but through one full-blown project that demonstrated my grasp of everything that was taught during 13 weeks of classes. This approach gave me more confidence in my engineering skills. Being in Hong Kong was the best experience of my life!”

Meghan Pierce, BS/MS Electrical Engineering, Studied at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)