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International Graduate Student Association

Group of international students taking a selfie

Circular yellow logo, text in blue, IGSA, image of the Drexel dragon, a globe, and the Liberty Bell above the longer title International Graduate Student Association over a yellow backgroundThe International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) advocates for the interests and addresses the concerns of Drexel's international graduate students. As one of the most dynamic, diverse, and active graduate student organizations, the IGSA augments graduate student life at Drexel for international students and collaborates with groups across the University to offer:

  • Pre-arrival informational and engaging webinars;
  • Welcome programs and events;
  • Shopping trips;
  • Cultural and informational tours of Drexel and Philadelphia;
  • Group trips Philadelphia and metropolitan area attractions;
  • Academic and professional development workshops;
  • Multicultural social events and gatherings in celebration of US and international holidays and culture;
  • Cultural and community building events;
  • And, recreational events, such as hiking, skiing, ice skating and more!

Visit the International Students page for more information and resources for international graduate students.

Executive Board Members of the IGSA 2024-2025

For general inquiries, please contact the IGSA E-Board at dsoigsa@drexel.eduOr, visit their page on DragonLink for a list of upcoming events.

 Role Name, Program & Bio Photo

Ali Ghadimzadeh Alamdari

PhD Program in Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

Ali's research interests include robotics, aiming to contribute to the development of innovative solutions for pressing challenges. In addition to his academic pursuits, Ali is actively engaged in mentoring students in Lunabotics robotic club.

Ali Ghadimzadeh Alamdari Headshot

Vice President

Essien Essien

PhD Program in Communication, Culture & Media
College of Arts and Sciences



Event Coordinator

Nikhil Gulia

Master's Program in Business Analytics
LeBow College of Business

Director of Social Events

Sai Kunal Malla

Master's Program in Robotics and Autonomy
College of Engineering

Director of Academic Events

Mathieu Ndong

Master's Program in Business Analytics
LeBow College of Business

Director of Cultural Events

Rishikesh Chulan

Master's Program in Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

Social Media & PR Coordinator