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Congrats to Drexel's 2021 Freeman-ASIA awardees!

May 26, 2021

We are pleased to announce that ten Drexel students have been awarded Freeman-ASIA scholarships to study abroad in the fall of 2021. Huge congratulations to this record number of Drexel Freeman-ASIA recipients!

Andrea Eleazar (BS Public Health '23, Honors)
Freeman-ASIA recipient to Singapore
Andrea is a second year honors student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public health, a bioinformatics minor, and a technical writing certificate. With interests in biomedical science, social science, humanities, and technology, she wishes to build an interdisciplinary understanding of health. Andrea is eager to experience Singapore’s vast innovation ecosystem and multiculturalism; she is interested in learning how the country handles such a diverse population from a public health standpoint. At Nanyang Technological University, she hopes to both strengthen her STEM foundation and explore her Southeast Asian roots. On campus, Andrea is the concertmaster of Drexel’s Symphony Orchestra, a Drexel Community Scholar, and serves on e-board for DrExcel Health Undergraduate Association. As a 2020 STAR Scholar and researcher at the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative, she conducted epidemiological research about the U.S. immigrant population; she is also a 2020-21 Aspire Scholar and Global Engagement Scholar. Eventually, Andrea would like to work at the intersection of public health and medical technology to address disparate population health outcomes, particularly among marginalized groups.

Amy Chau (BSBA Management Information Systems and Finance '22)
Freeman-ASIA recipient to South Korea
Amy is a fourth year management information systems and finance double major. She has lived in Philadelphia since she was six years old and never had the chance to explore outside of the country. As a Freeman-ASIA scholar she is looking forward to expanding her cultural understanding and utilizing this experience to grow professionally as a motivated individual. She will be studying at Seoul National University in South Korea for the fall semester of 2021. She is looking forward to meeting new people, creating new memories and learning new things from this abroad experience.

Meiqi Yang (BSBA Accounting and Finance, Business Analytics '23)
Freeman-ASIA recipient to Hong Kong
Meiqi Yang is a third year student pursuing a BSBA in accounting, finance, and business analytics. In the fall of 2021, she will be studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong. It is essential for business students to have a sense of how businesses function in the real world, and there's no better city to visit than Hong Kong, one of the world's most thriving economies. She is looking forward to observing the influence of Hong Kong's distinct culture on day-to-day business operations and utilizing this experience to become well-prepared for her future career.

Hannah Kim (BS Custom-Designed Major, Medical Humanities '24)
Freeman-ASIA recipient to South Korea
Hannah is a second-year in the Custom-Designed Major program in the Pennoni Honors College. She is passionate about personalizing the diversifying medical sector to be more accommodating and compassionate. With her premedical studies being comprised of social sciences and humanities, Hannah hopes to have an immersive experience in other cultures and have her perspectives widened through conversations with individuals from various tracks of life. She is excited to participate in a study abroad at Seoul National University in South Korea, where she will not only be exposed to the reality of her academic goals, but learn more about the culture in which both her parents were raised.

Jade Umstead (BS Criminology and Justice Policy '22)
Freeman-ASIA recipient to South Korea
Jade Umstead is a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Criminology and Justice Studies with a focus in Justice Informatics, a minor in Film and Television, and works toward achieving a language certificate in Korean. Upon graduating, Jade hopes to become a documentary filmmaker exploring issues of social injustice. In the fall of 2021, she will be studying abroad in South Korea at Seoul National University. While in Korea, Jade is looking forward to participating in the Korean Language Program, making connections with Korean filmmakers, and exploring the fashion districts.

This does not include the students who did not respond to our publicity request or declined to have their information shared online.

Freeman-ASIA logoThe Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides grants of up to $7000 to support American undergraduates who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. From its inception in 2001, Freeman-ASIA has made study abroad in East and Southeast Asia possible for over 4,600 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions. Learn more about Freeman-ASIA and how to apply at Drexel.