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Study Abroad and the GI Bill

Are you a Drexel student interested in studying abroad and use the GI Bill for your educational expenses? If so, you are able to use the GI bill to assist in the payment for a study abroad program. The payment structures for the types of program we offer are listed below.

Drexel Sponsored

Exchange Program

Students are billed regular Drexel Tuition, as if they are attending classes on-campus. Room and board is paid directly to host university, landlord, or other vendor.

Free Standing

Students are billed regular Drexel Tuition, as if they are attending classes on-campus. Students are also billed a program fee through Drexel’s e-billing system. Housing is usually included in the program fee.

Intensive Courses Abroad 

These are 1-4 credit classes held abroad during breaks and taught by Drexel faculty. The credits are a part of your term’s course load. For example, a Fall break program’s credits will be put on your Fall term course load (Certain programs may not follow this rule). This means it will be part of your regular Drexel tuition. In addition, there is a program fee that is paid using check, e-check, money order, or credit/debit cards. Lodging for the program is typically included in the program fee.

Not Drexel Sponsored

Independent Study Abroad

If you are interested in this kind of program, you must talk with Drexel Central and/or the VA. Credits for Independent Study Abroad are entered as transfer credit and NOT Drexel credit. You also pay the school or program directly for tuition and fees. You do not pay Drexel tuition on this type of program.  

For all additional assistance and resources about using the GI Bill for studying abroad, please contact Tiffany McKeaney at