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OIP and Study Abroad Sponsors "Get a Passport Day"

An important step to embarking on an international endeavor is applying for a passport. For the past four years, the Study Abroad Office has partnered with the US Passport Agency to provide the Drexel community with the convenience of submitting a passport application right here on campus! This year, Get a US Passport Day was one of several campus activities offered during International Education week, which is a US State Department initiative to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.


This year, Drexel University was given Observer NGO status to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. Eight Drexel University representatives to attended the annual Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, France. COP21 was unique in that for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, the goal was to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

Prof Gogotsi Awarded RUSNANOPRIZE

Among the laureates of the international nanotechnology prize RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 are Yury Gogotsi, Distinguished University Professor at Drexel University (USA), Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, and Patrice Simon, Professor at Paul Sabatier University (France).

Update on Paris

Drexel Study Abroad is deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks that occurred on Friday evening in Paris, France. We have accounted for all Drexel participants in Paris and are in communication with our students in our European sites.

Prof Gogotsi Awarded Lee Hsun Award

Prof. Yury Gogotsi was awarded the Lee Hsun Award Lecture at the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Nov. 5. The Lee Hsun Lecture Award is named after the former IMR Director H. Lee, who discovered hydrogen embrittlement in steels.

Community Wellness Rethinking the Role of the University at Home and Abroad Symposium

The Office of International Programs, Drexel China Collaborative, and FAIMER invite you to join us on October 23 for the Community Wellness: Rethinking the Role of the University at Home and Abroad symposium, from 8:30am-2:00pm.

Drexel University Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is proud to serve more than 150,000 Drexel graduates around the world. Take the next 90 seconds and check out this new animated video, highlighting just some of the many ways we're here to support and celebrate our awesome alumni! OIP hopes to continue working with alumni to support international experiences for Drexel students.

Master of Public Health Student Tami Hill Returns from West Africa

My previous knowledge about writing a resume has been general. I understood that resumes should include an accurate portrayal of one’s skills, experiences and work ethic. Per proper resume length, appearance and pertinent content, I also knew that these portions of resume writing would always be subjective and specific to each career field.

Drexel Professor Banu Onaral makes list of 30 most influential Turkish-American woman

Banu Onaral, granddaughter of Nuri Demirag, who was an early Turkish industrialist (in 1936 he established an aircraft factory employing 500 people in Istanbul), is H. H. Sun Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia PA. She received her BS and MS in electrical engineering from Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey, in 1973 and 1974 respectively and earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978.

Introducing Madison a Junior that ran with a decision and never looked back

We caught up with Madison to find about her study abroad experience in Singapore."In a way I guess you can say Singapore chose me.I walked into the study abroad office on a Friday morning, thrilled about making my first step toward spending a term in London.After speaking with an adviser- London, sadly, fell off the options list. It was simply too much."

Margaret Buell returns from South Korea

For my first International Experience I went to the Summer World Universiade Games in Gwangju, South Korea. Gwangju was the host city for this year’s Universiade because it is known as the Eternal City of Light; this is due to its thriving youth culture. The World University Games occurs every two years attracting over 10,000 athletes and staff from over 150 countries.

International Travel Policy Announcement

All undergraduate and graduate students who are traveling abroad in any way related to Drexel must register their travel before departure as described in the new University policy.

Drexel Well-Represented at World University Games

The World University Games are something of a legacy for Eric Zillmer, Drexel’s director of athletics.Zillmer, PsyD, will be a part of the United States team that has headed to Gwangju, South Korea, for the games between university students from across the world spanning July 3–15. He brought this up to his 92-year-old mother recently.

Visiting International Graduate Students Train with Drexel’s Dr. Zulfiya Orynbayeva

Thanks to an international partnership between Drexel and Al-Farabi Kazakh National Universities, two visiting graduate students from Kazakhstan are training in Dr. Zulfiya Orynbayeva’s Mitochondria Pathophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Surgery in the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Every year U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and conduct research at educational institutions and non-profit organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. U.S. Embassies in the region contribute to the program through their direction of an extensive network of scholars and share their expertise with colleagues and students.

The Office of International Programs is happy to announce its next two Global Engagement Scholar (GES) orientation session for interested students

The Global Engagement Scholar program offers a great opportunity to students who are interested in becoming globally minded citizens. The program provides students with the necessary structure to document and connect a wide variety of global experiences during their time at Drexel University, including coursework, international and cross-cultural experiences, and events.

An Interview with Professor Yury Gogotsi of Drexel University

During May 19thto 21st, a seminar on “Nano materials Controlling Contaminants Hazard” was jointly held in NPU by the research group led by Prof. Li Hejun of School of Materials Science NPU, University of Brighton of Great Britain and Drexel University of America. After the meeting, vice dean of School of Materials Science, Mr. Li Wenya had an interview with Prof. Yury Gogotsi from Drexel University on the cultivation of high-level innovative talents.

Global Classroom: Understanding work environments across cultures

Dr. Simone Schlichting-Artur, German professor, expertly translates her research into courses that encourage diverse groups of students to reflect on their academic and professional experiences.

Drexel OIP and Study Abroad Staff Present at NAFSA

Study abroad assistant director Erica Sebastian recently presented her poster "Domestic Student Perceptions of International Students: The Impact of International Experience" at the 2015 NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference.

Student Conference on Global Challenges Highlight Video

Video highlights from the Office of International Programs 8th Student Conference on Global Challenges.

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in All Disciplines

Have you always wanted to apply for a Fulbright grant, but never seen an award that exactly matches your area of scholarship? All Disciplines awards provide the unique opportunity to craft your own teaching and/or research project.

Dr. Zulfiya Orynbayeva wins the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Dr. Zulfiya Orynbayeva received this award at at ceremony conducted at the Ellis Island on May 9. Along with Dr. Orynbayeva, this year the award was given to such individuals as the retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  In the past 6 US Presidents and a number of Nobel Prize winners among others have received this Medal.

Freshman Frontiers: 10 Lessons I Learned as a Freshman in Dublin

10 Lessons Grace Mellor learned as a freshman studying abroad in Dublin.

The Network Toward Unity for Health conference in Gauteng Province South Africa

Students working on research projects involving community health and well-being could qualify to participate in (and receive a travel grant in order to attend) a conference titled The Network: Toward Unity for Health conference in Gauteng Province, South Africa, Sept. 12-16, 2015.

Global Classroom: Drexel and Leeds freshmen collaborate on 6-Minute Pitch

Dana D’Angelo is no stranger to teaching Foundations of Business I, having taught the freshman introduction course for 20 years in LeBow College of Business. Using the Global Classroom program supported by the Office of International Programs, D’Angelo created a way to give first-term honors business students the opportunity to complete a classic Business 101 project – the 6-Minute Pitch – with an international twist.

Julie Mostov Visits Peking University HSBC Business School

On Friday, March 13, 2015, Drexel University's Julie Mostov paid a visit to Peking University HSBC Business School. Julie Mostov is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and a Professor of Political Sciences at Drexel University.

Discover Asia Event Summary

Discover Asia was an event that built and environment where various Asian cultural organizations could show off their various cultures, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Indian, all in one place.

World Fusion Fest

World Fusion Fest is an annual, week-long celebration of the international/intercultural presence on Drexel’s campus. The week is packed with exciting activities and events for the entire Drexel community to enjoy and learn.

Drexel Students Fighting Terrorism

The U.S. State Department is enlisting the help of a special consultation class formed at Drexel this term to come up with strategies for disrupting radicals’ recruitment efforts.

Drexel Hosts Technology Conference Organized by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 The Office of International Programs (OIP) co-sponsored the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia’s “Great Debates” conference titled "21st Century Technology: New Beginning or Terrible End."

Drexel Professor Collaborator Wins Prestigious French Research Medal

Drexel professor Yury Gogotsi's collaborator Patrice Simon is one of just two chemists in France that will be awarded this prestigious medal this year.  The Medal is bestowed on researchers for extraordinary originality, quality, and significance in scientific research as acknowledged by the international scientific community.

Drexel Professor MinJun Kim Receives Korean Brainpool Fellowship

Drexel Associate Professor MinJun Kim Ph.D. of the department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics was recently awarded the Brainpool Fellowship by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

International Experience in Dublin Ireland

As part of a global initiative and global classroom experience, seven students and two faculty members traveled to Dublin Ireland on an overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport. Goals of this initiative and classroom experience included: 1) actively engage our nursing research students in the research process; 2) learn about nursing education, clinical practice and nursing research in Ireland; 3) learn about the healthcare system in Ireland and 4) have a cultural experience in Ireland.

Drexel Looks to Partner with Nano Fabrication Facility in Korea

Drexel Professor Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, recently returned from a visit to the National NanoFab Center (NNFC) in Daejeon, Korea located on the campus of a Drexel partner university KAIST.

Hun H Sun

In Fond Memory of Professor Hun H Sun

With deep sadness in our hearts, we have been informed that Professor Hun H. Sun, our founder, our dear mentor, our source of inspiration and our good friend has passed on peacefully at his home.

World Affairs Council

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is co-sponsoring the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia’s “Great Debates” conference 21st Century Technology: New Beginning or Terrible End, February 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m.–8p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. This conference will feature many of the nation’s leading thinkers on technology, and will explore issues of privacy in a connected world, genetic science, energy and climate, and space exploration.

Shannon Marquez elected to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Board of Directors

Shannon Marquez, Associate Vice Provost for Global Health and International Development has recently been elected to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Board of Directors. Dr. Marquez will serve on CUGH’s board for 3 years, helping oversee various operations of the organization. This is a very competitive position, Dr. Marquez obtaining one of six positions amongst 55 applicants around the world.

Chilean President Visits Region to Talk Trade

On January 20, 2015 Drexel University's College of Medicine (DUCOM) sponsored “A Conversation with the President of Chile,” organized by the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce. The event attended by James Herbert, Interim Provost, Dean Schidlow, Dean of the College of Medicine, Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and other Drexel representatives.

New York Times and Forum on Education Abroad Resource Center Pilot Project

Drexel University was one of the seven Forum on Education Abroad member institutions selected to participate in the New York Times and Forum on Education Abroad Resource Center Pilot Project. This pilot project will assist in the development of an Education Abroad Digital Resource Center for Forum members.

Update on Drexel Students in Shanghai

Beginning in the fall of 2014, two biomedical engineering (BME) graduate students at Drexel, Adrian Curtin and Daryl OmireSMayor, of the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research Collaborative, were given the opportunity to study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Shanghai, China.