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Freshman Friendly Intensive Courses Abroad

Experience hands-on, global learning through an Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA)!

  • ICAs are study abroad courses taught during Drexel’s Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer break period.
  • ICAs range from 1 to 2 weeks long with some pre and/or post work.
  • ICAs are taught/led by Drexel faculty as well as local guest experts.
  • ICAs are generally worth 3 to 4 Drexel credits.

Freshman Friendly Intensive Courses Abroad:

  • Drexel is excited to offer study abroad opportunities to First Year students. Freshmen Friendly ICAs: 
    • Are open to First Year matriculated students in all majors.
    • Have no pre-requisite course requirements.       
  • Provide First Year students with faculty mentorship and special programming.
  • Fall Break applications due May 15th

Group Shot from Haiti Program

Freshman Friendly ICA Opportunities for 2018-2019

Group shot from an Intensive Course Abroad in Prague

First Year Student ICA Application Instructions

  • First Year students must activate their Drexel email address to apply.
  • Students must email indicating Drexel username and ICA program of choice. Study Abroad will open their ICA application. 
  • To complete the application, click “Account Login” at
  • Students must submit the application materials below by the deadlines outlined on the program page.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 1 teacher recommendation
  • Brief interview with Drexel faculty leader (in-person or via phone/skype)
  • Refund Agreement
  • $25 Application Fee
  • $500 Advanced Program Fee Payment (refundable if declined ICA admission)

Photo from Jamaica Intensive Course Abroad: Blue Mountains