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Global Again: Drexel Study Abroad Experiences in a Changed World, December 2, 2021

By Beth Ann Downey 

For Sana’i Parker, it was all worth it, though he wasn’t always sure it would be.

The “it” was the Drexel University third-year mechanical engineering student’s decision to study abroad this term in Hong Kong, and confronting barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic — like cancellations, shifting travel requirements and mandatory quarantine upon arrival — that made it harder to do so.

“I wanted a change of pace,” he said of the decision to study abroad during the pandemic. “I wanted to put myself in an environment that was going to make me uncomfortable and challenge me. And boy, has it challenged me. It's been a roller coaster.”

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