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Developing a Study Abroad Program

Drexel University has many different types of study abroad programs for all disciplines that span over 60 countries. Program lengths vary from one week to one year abroad.

Full-Term Programs

Full-term programs are classified as free standing or exchange. Free standing programs are designed specifically for study abroad purposes, where students from Drexel take courses with students from other American universities. Exchange programs immerse students fully in the host university life and culture, allow students to take courses with local students and faculty, and encourage participation in local campus activities. In addition to sending students, Drexel also welcomes incoming exchange students from our international partners. For more information about full-term programs, please contact the Study Abroad Office at studyabroad@drexel.edu.

Intensive Courses Abroad

Shorter programs, called Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs), offer students the opportunity to have an international academic experience led by a Drexel faculty director, in conjunction with an on campus course before and/or after the tour. These programs include activities such as guest lectures, industry visits, and other hands-on events that transform the city into a living laboratory. ICAs generally span from 7-10 days during break weeks. For more information about ICAs, please review this information sheet and contact Ahaji Schreffler at ahaji@drexel.edu.

New ICAs require the following items:

  • ICA Cover Sheet
  • ICA Proposal Form
  • Course Syllabus
  • ICA Academic Structure Form
  • Program Itinerary
  • ICA Budget
  • Program Leader Responsibilities Agreement reviewed and signed (pages 3-6)

ICA Renewals require the following items:

  • ICA Renewal Cover Sheet
  • ICA Renewal Form
  • Updated Program Itinerary
  • ICA Budget
  • Program Leader Responsibilities Agreement reviewed and signed (pages 3-6)

RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

Form Name Purpose Type Description
Guidelines for Developing Study Abroad Programs [DOC] [PDF]
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Resource Factors to consider when designing a new study abroad program

Study Abroad Proposal Form[DOC] [PDF]
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Form Form outlining parameters of a new proposed study abroad program, for review by Drexel University administrators
ICA Program Leader Responsibilities [PDF] Drexel Faculty and Staff Resource Guide for faculty and staff leading international activities
ICA Proposal Cover Sheet [PDF] Drexel Faculty and Staff Form Checklist for ICA proposals
ICA Proposal Form [DOC] Drexel Faculty and Staff Form Form outlining parameters of a proposed new ICA, for review by Drexel University administrators
ICA Renewal Cover Sheet [PDF] Drexel Faculty and Staff Form Checklist for ICA renewals that have been previously approved for the same course and location within the past three academic years (all other ICAs require ICA Proposal Cover Sheet)
ICA Renewal Form [DOC] Drexel Faculty and Staff Form

Form to renew ICAs that have been previously approved for the same course and location within the past three academic years (all other ICAs require the ICA Proposal Form)

ICA Budget Template [XLS]

Drexel Faculty and Staff

Form Budget template for leaders of ICAs
ICA Academic Structure Form [PDF] Drexel Faculty and Staff Form Form intended as a guide for formulating the structure and delivery timeline of ICA academic content, instruction, and assessment
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Drexel Faculty and Staff
Drexel Faculty and Staff

Checklist for ICA proposals