EXPAND YOUR WORLDInternationalizing your Drexel Experience
Why Study Abroad?Fact #1: When college graduates are polled they #1 regret isnot having studied abroad. Why not make sure that you haveNO regrets once you leave college?Fact #2: You came to college to expand your world view.Studying abroad will give you: • Enhanced communication skills. • Awareness of the cultural context of your own behavior • A more global perspective toward differences and similarities • Cultural sensitivity and appreciation
Why Study Abroad?Fact #3: Employers are looking for students who stand out from the crowd, are independent thinkers, able to take risks and work with people from all over the world. Spending time overseas indicates that you are: • Adventurous • Resourceful • Independent • Able to deal with ambiguity • Willing to consider different points of view
Myths about Study Abroad• Myth #1: Study abroad is only for students in certain majors.• Myth #2: I need to know a foreign language in order to study abroad.• Myth #3: Studying overseas costs too much and I can’t afford to spend any more money.• Myth #4: If I go overseas I will get behind and graduate late.
Cost of Drexel-Sponsored Programs• Pay regular Drexel tuition• Keep ALL financial aid, including scholarships, loans, and grants• Option for study abroad work study• Study Abroad Scholarship available• Many outside scholarships available
Drexel Program OptionsOpen to All Majors – No Language RequirementPrague Egypt AustraliaGreece Turkey ItalyIreland England FranceOpen to All Majors- With Language RequirementCosta Rica Germany JordanSpain Italy BelgiumJapan France ChinaRussia Equatorial GuineaStudy + Co-Op OptionsGermany Singapore Costa Rica
Exchange Programs for ALL MAJORSDrexel in England Drexel in Hong Kong* University of Hong Kong (HKU) University of Leeds University of Sheffield Drexel in Egypt American University of CairoDrexel in Australia University of Swinburne Drexel in Korea* Seoul National University (SNU)Drexel in Ireland Hanyang University NUI Galway KAISTDrexel in Turkey Bilkent University Drexel in Germany* University of Mannheim Koc University UAS7 Programs (in 7 different cities) (Study + Co-op)Drexel in Singapore Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Drexel in Israel * (Study only OR Study + Co-op) Ben Gurion University *denotes program with language pre-requisite
Don’t See What You Want?•Independent Study Abroad for locations notoffered (not Drexel-sponsored) • Programs in nearly every corner of the world • All financial aid may not apply • Receive transfer credit•Co-op abroad, or combine study + co-op•Spend your summer vacation volunteering ordoing an internship abroad!
Application Procedure • Online Application on our website – Transcript – Pre-Approval Form – Essay – Self-Assessment – Two Recommendations (at least one from faculty) – Application Fee ($50) – Exchange will have supplementary host university applicationFall 2013 Deadline: Feb 1st
Where do I begin?• Review programs online www.drexel.edu/studyabroad – What are you eligible for – Read student blogs – Scholarship Lists • Take the language placement test or start a new language!• Complete an advising questionnaire on our website• Inform academic advisor that you plan to study abroad• Plan a strategy for academics and finance Contact us with questions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 215-571-3558 Office: James E Marks Intercultural Center, Suite 112