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Congratulations to Drexel's 2023 Freeman-ASIA recipients!

May 30, 2023

We are pleased to announce that six Drexel students have been awarded Freeman-ASIA scholarships to study abroad in 2023. The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides grants to support American undergraduates who plan to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program aims to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Congratulations to our recipients! We look forward to seeing your travels!


Jordan AdamsJordan Adams
global studies ‘26
Freeman-ASIA to China

Jordan is a sophomore global studies major whose academic and professional interests include politics, law, philosophy, and human rights and justice. Jordan’s language focus is Mandarin and Jordan enjoys both learning the language from and teaching English to others.

Emily BatoriEmily Batori
international business ‘25
Freeman-ASIA to Singapore

Emily Batori (she/they) is an undergraduate student at Drexel's LeBow College of Business studying international business. With a minor in business consulting, she is also pursing a certification in Korean language. Some of her interests include sustainability, environmentalism, women's rights, traveling, and music. Emily has been heavily active in Drexel's Women's Empowerment organization, and she will be serving as president for the 2023-2024 school year. With a strong passion to learn new things, travel the world, and bring change, Emily is extremely excited for her future endeavors.

Fanny ChenFanny Chen
finance & business analytics ‘25
Freeman-ASIA to Hong Kong

Fanny is a dedicated and ambitious fourth-year student pursuing a double major in finance and business analytics. Throughout her academic pursuits, Fanny has consistently demonstrated a strong aptitude for financial analysis and a keen interest in harnessing the power of data to drive strategic decision-making. Her coursework in finance and business analytics has equipped her with a robust foundation in quantitative methods, financial modeling, and data visualization. In the fall of 2023, she will be studying abroad in Hong Kong, a bustling metropolis nestled in the heart of Asia. Fanny eagerly looks forward to the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead as she embraces the future with excitement.

Kevin TieuKevin Tieu
marketing & finance ‘25
Freeman-ASIA to South Korea

Kevin is an honors marketing and finance student who has his sights set on pursuing business and musical endeavors in South Korea. Kevin is currently a part of the Drexel K-Pop Dance Team PRISM and has a profound love for K-pop. As a devoted brother of the National Honors Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, he has dedicated his time to service projects and community engagement. He has actively contributed to the LeBow student body as a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Board. He has held five leadership positions so far in his time at Drexel University. With support from the Freeman-ASIA scholarship, Kevin will have the opportunity to continue his passion for music while immersing himself in Korean culture. He will be attending Hanyang University in the Fall of 2023.

Queenie WuQueenie Wu
psychology ‘25
Freeman-ASIA to Hong Kong

Queenie is a psychology major with a criminal justice minor. She has an interest in studying individuals' behavior, thought processes, and mental health. Throughout her years at Drexel University, she has conducted experiments in class where she applied her communication, collaboration, and time management skills. During her Fall Term of 2023, she will be using her Freeman-ASIA Award to study abroad at the University of Hong Kong to explore her career path where she will get the opportunity to connect with local and exchange students.

‚Äč*This list does not include students who declined publicity or did not respond to our request.


The 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 5,000 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions.

Want to learn more? Check out the Freeman-ASIA website or email fellowships@drexel.edu.