Student Spotlight - Bradley Winograd
November 15, 2019
Seeking to expand his knowledge on sustainable practices and other countries, Drexel student Bradley Winograd decided to look into opportunities to go abroad. A huge part of what made this possible a phenomenal scholarship that Bradley was awarded from a joint campaign of Lonely Planet, STA Travel, and Go Abroad.com to help students cross barriers to studying abroad!
Bradley is currently in his 3rd year as an Architecture Major with Minors in Sustainability and Construction Management. Because of the rigorous curriculum of an Architecture Major, it is often difficult for students studying Architecture to study abroad. However, Bradley was dedicated on exploring his interests in a different context, resulting in him going on two Intensive Courses Abroad. Bradley first went to Iceland, which was run by the Green Program, a sustainable organization in Philadelphia, partnered with Drexel. This trip to Iceland focused on sustainable energy. Bradley said that this trip made him realize “You should build global and think local,” which has been something he incorporates in his studies and goals. After his time spent in Iceland, Bradley decided to go to another intensive course abroad to Australia. The program in Australia focused on architecture and sustainable building.
Bradley’s strong desire to go abroad and learn about architectural practices from a global perspective caused him to look into opportunities to help fund his experiences. He came across a campaign called #StudyAbroadGoals. Bradley was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner and awarded with a scholarship, which included a $2000 flight voucher, a $3000 Study Abroad Scholarship, and a handful of other prizes. This wasn’t the end of the award! Drexel was given a scholarship of $1000 from the campaign to help another student go abroad!
Bradley’s studies abroad have yet to be finished. This December, Bradley is going to study abroad in Israel, which focuses on Ecological Design. Stepping outside of his comfort zone has created a whole new perspective for Bradley. He really is taking advantage of the study abroad opportunities available at Drexel and will have studied in three different parts of the world during his time as a Drexel Student!