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Student Testimonials

  • My Australian Adventure

    Now that I’m home from studying abroad in Australia and have gotten to spend quality time with my friends and family, I can’t help but look back and feel overwhelmed with gratitude and nostalgia for those many months I spent exploring. I feel so lucky to have been able to see so many parts of […] Read More »

  • I Transferred and Couldn’t Be Happier

    Before transferring to Drexel in fall 2016, I spent my freshman year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. After the first few weeks, part of me knew I needed to transfer. I spent months looking up new schools to visit and even considered changing my major. I had no idea what I wanted to do. […] Read More »

  • My experiences studying abroad gave me new perspectives on the world

    During my time at Drexel, I was able to participate in two different Study Abroad programs. The first was a 5-week Music and Art program through the University of New Orleans that was held in Rome, Italy during the Summer Term. I took Music and Art courses in settings other than the classroom — historic […] Read More »

  • Finding your passion on an international scale

    I became a Global Studies major in my sophomore year at Drexel, a decision I will forever look back on as one of the best choices I’ve made in my young academic career. With my new major, I specifically remember that the opportunity and requirement to take language classes again was an exciting part […] Read More »

  • Interactive experience in Dominican culture, history, community

    During spring break of 2016, I attended Drexel’s intensive study abroad course in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I, along with five other Drexel students, were led by Dr. Gabriella Ibieta in a history and culture course that incorporated community engagement. We had the chance to act as mentors for these young students while simultaneously improving […] Read More »

  • Learn Something Everywhere you Go

    Drexel University offers the STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) program through the Office of Undergraduate Research annually for rising second-year students. I was selected as one of the first students from Drexel to work at the University of Oulu in Finland. I worked under an environmental engineer studying the optimal conditions needed for Sulfur Reducing […] Read More »

  • Hailstorms and Hitchhiking in Italy

    While doing the Glories of France Program in Montpellier (Summer 2015), a friend and I went to Italy for a week. We were visiting a little town called Bellagio near Lake Como in the Alps, when we got caught in a freak hailstorm in July!   At this point, we were walking along this narrow […] Read More »

  • Life changed by the unexpected

    I am an international student and studying at Drexel is already a study abroad experience for me. But I decided to take it a step further; I did a term abroad at Denmark Technical University (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark. I applied for this program expecting a standard study abroad experience. I knew exactly what to expect […] Read More »

  • An Experience of a Lifetime

    My sophomore year I decided to take a leap of faith and went to live in Costa Rica for six months. I had never left the U.S. for such an extended period of time, nor was I able to speak any language other than English. Regardless of these concerns, I went to Costa Rica full […] Read More »

  • Going abroad expands horizons

    From Greece to Guatemala, Israel to Italy, and China to Chile, there is no doubt that I have taken full advantage of all the international opportunities that Drexel has to offer. From the start of my freshman year, I knew I wanted to go abroad as much as possible, and people are now more shocked […] Read More »