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Developing Intensive Courses Abroad

Faculty ICAs

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

Full-Term Programs

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 Education Abroad team at

Intensive Courses Abroad

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. More information about Safety and Security for Program Development can be found here.  All of the following resources can be accessed by Drexel faculty and staff here.

Questions? Please review this information sheet and contact Ahaji Schreffler at

New ICAs require the following items:

  • ICA Cover Sheet
  • ICA Proposal Form
  • Course Syllabus
  • ICA Academic Structure Form
  • Program Itinerary
  • ICA Budget
  • Program Leader Responsibilities Agreement reviewed and signed (pages 3-6)

ICA Renewals require the following items:

  • ICA Renewal Cover Sheet
  • ICA Renewal Form
  • Updated Program Itinerary
  • ICA Budget
  • Program Leader Responsibilities Agreement reviewed and signed (pages 3-6)

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