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Drexel Study Abroad Fall 2012 Newsletter

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  • 1. STUDY ABROAD FALL NEWSLETTERVolume 1, Issue 1 October 2012 Another Year Begins New for Fall 2012: Study Letter from the Director Abroad 101 Sessions Daniela Ascarelli Ming Chu Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs Study Abroad Advisor Director, Drexel Study Abroad Weekly information sessions will be offered for any students interested in completing a term or multiple terms of study overseas. These sessions will guide students on Whew, what a year! The Study Abroad office continues to how to best prepare for an international experience and serve even more students having sent a record 347 students select a program that meets their academic and personal abroad during academic year 2011-12 (an 18% increase from needs. In addition to the general sessions, there will be the previous year). college-specific sessions focused on programs geared towards each major. This upward trend has continued this fall term with 136 students studying abroad in locations as varied as Australia, Japan, Germany, Israel and Argentina. Of the 136 students overseas, 11 of them are graduate students. Not only are more students going abroad but they are taking advantage of more types of programs ranging from 10 day residencies that take place during term breaks, to 9 month programs that incorporate study and co-op. Study abroad students are in majors ranging from engineering to fashion design and everything in between. This past year the office awarded more than $30, 000 in scholarships and has given over $14,000 in scholarship funds Exchange Student goodbye party from Spring 2012. for Fall 2012. Our hope is that with the scholarship, financial concerns will be less of a barrier for our students to go abroad. Study Abroad 101 Sessions in the Intercultural Center Looking forward to the rest of the year, we have some exciting new programs planned including the new Sophomore EDGE programs aimed at providing rising sophomores with Wednesday, October 17th 4pm – 5pm the opportunity to go abroad during the summer between first Thursday, October 25th 4pm – 5pm and second year and the Freshman Frontiers program which will allow students to spend their first term abroad. Thursday, November 1st 4pm – 5pm Wednesday, November 7th 4pm – 5pm Stop by the study abroad office, suite 112 in the Intercultural Center to say hello and learn more about what we have Thursday, November 15th 4pm – 5pm planned for academic year 2012-13! Wednesday, November 28th 4pm – 5pm Cheers! Thursday, December 6th 4pm – 5pm Daniela Ascarelli Newsletter 1 Drexel Study Abroad · 30 S. 33rd Street · Suite 112 · Philadelphia, PA 19104 TEL 215.571.3558 · FAX 215.895.6184 · E-MAIL studyabroad@drexel.edu
  • 2. Exciting New Graduate Study AbroadUndergraduate Programs UpdateAhaji Schreffler Marcia HeniszAssociate Director of Undergraduate Programs Associate Director of Graduate ProgramsHealthcare in Latin America: This program was As the colleges explore study abroad at the graduate level,developed with the International Center for Development we have seen some real growth in opportunities forStudies in San Jose to offer customized curriculum from graduate students. Leading the way is LeBow College ofthe College of Nursing and Health Professions. Students Business which now offers six different term-longspend 10 weeks in San Jose learning about critical issues exchange programs to its students. Seven LeBow graduatein Latin American healthcare in addition to an intensive students are participating on exchange programs across theMedical Spanish course. Civic engagement is also a key globe this Fall with new exchange programs starting at thecomponent of this program as students are placed in local Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur in Paris; Fudanhealth organizations for weekly volunteer service. University in Shanghai, China and IAE Business School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These programs provide aParis+London, Dual City Summer: This program was valuable international perspective for LeBow MBA andcreated by working with two of our partners: ESCE, a MS Finance students as they prepare to work in the globalbusiness school in Paris and FIE, our London based study marketplace.abroad provider. It allows students to live, study, andexperience two European capital cities in one term. The College of Engineering offers two exchange programsStudents take a mix of subjects including French language, to its students: a new exchange or dual degree inMarketing, Literature, and others. This program is Environmental Engineering at Peking University,experiential in nature, using Paris and London as an Shenzhen and the dual degree EAGLES (Engineers asextension of the classroom. Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability) program with a full year of study and research at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and Politecnica de Madrid in Spain. The fourth Drexel EAGLES student just began her studies in Milano and will focus on Material Science and Engineering. As part of the exchange program, Drexel welcomed 11 graduate students from partner institutions to Philadelphia this Fall. (contd. on pg. 3) FACULTY AND STAFF INFO SESSIONS TO BEGIN AY 2012-13 You are invited to attend our study abroad sessions geared towards faculty and staff. Please come to MacAlister Hall, Room 2019 on Wednesday, October 31st to learn more about the rich opportunities for Drexel to conduct research and create new programs in China. The event will run fromDrexel Fashion Design students in Paris 9am – 10am. This series will continue with additional events throughout the year. Please check www.drexel.edu/studyabroad for future dates! Newsletter 2 Drexel Study Abroad · 30 S. 33rd Street · Suite 112 · Philadelphia, PA 19104 TEL 215.571.3558 · FAX 215.895.6184 · E-MAIL studyabroad@drexel.edu
  • 3. (contd. from pg. 2) Developing appropriate study abroad experiences for graduate students can be a challenge given theCALENDAR OF EVENTS specificity of degree requirements and the limitations of the schedules of graduate students. This has led some schools to develop short term opportunities to suit the needs andBIOKO ISLAND INFORMATION SESSION interests of their students. This summer, the School ofPLACE: PISB 103 Education offered a twelve-day program onTIME: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 5:30PM Internationalization and Higher Education in China as a required component of the online course. Fifteen studentsStudents of all majors are encouraged to come learn about participated in this opportunity, double the number ofthe incredible opportunity to study abroad in Equatorial students that participated in last summer’s program inGuinea. Applications for winter are due November 15th. Northern Ireland. Study abroad is eager to work with schools and departments to develop similar opportunities for graduate students.INFO SESSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ISCHOOLPLACE: PISB 104TIME: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 5PM – 6PM Drexel Welcomes StudentsThis session will highlight some of the programs created from Around the Globespecifically for engineers and Ischool students to study Erica Sebastianabroad and provide major-specific information. Study Abroad Advisor This fall term, the Study Abroad Office welcomed 50INFO SESSION FOR LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS undergraduate and 11 graduate exchange students to Drexel toPLACE: PISB 105 study for one, two, or three terms. These students come from 11 different countries and 25 different partner universities.TIME: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 4PM – 5PMThis session will highlight some of the programs created Graduate exchange students have joined the departments ofspecifically for business majors to study abroad and Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, andprovide major-specific information. MBA. Undergraduate exchange students have joined departments in nearly every college at Drexel including LeBow, COE, COAS and Westphal.FACULTY AND STAFF INFO SESSION ON CHINA On the outgoing end 85 Drexel students are on exchangePLACE: MACALISTER 2019 programs this Fall. The students span the gamut inTIME: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 9AM – 10AM disciplines and are spread out over 20 countries.This is an opportunity for faculty and staff at Drexel tolearn about the rich partnerships and resources theUniversity currently has in China.INFO SESSION FOR IAS AND LANGUAGE STUDENTSPLACE: PISB 108TIME: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH 5PM – 6PMThis session will highlight programs geared towards IASmajors as well as students looking to complete an intensivelanguage program. Exchange students at the Welcome Party on October 10th Newsletter 3 Drexel Study Abroad · 30 S. 33rd Street · Suite 112 · Philadelphia, PA 19104 TEL 215.571.3558 · FAX 215.895.6184 · E-MAIL studyabroad@drexel.edu
  • 4. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Exchange Student Profile:STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMWWW.DREXEL.EDU/STUDYABROAD ClemensFall Term Outgoing Student Numbers: Rengier2010: 99 Students Abroad2011: 115 Students Abroad2012: 136 Students Abroad University of Mannheim Mannheim, GermanyStudy Abroad Participants per Academic Year:2010/2011: 293 Students Clemens Rengier is a business administration undergraduate at his home university of University of Mannheim. He is here2011/2012: 347 Students as part of Drexel’s exchange program to study for Fall 2012.STUDENT BLOGS “At Mannheim, we have a list of 150Want to hear what students are saying about study abroad? universities to choose from, but I thinkVisit our Dragons Abroad section to read the journals of Drexel was the best choice.”past and current study abroad participants. The blogs can be We profiled Clemens to find out what attracted him tofound under “Explore Resources” and “Dragons Abroad” Drexel and his current relationship with Drexel and the cityon the right column. of Philadelphia now that he has been here for a month.QUESTIONS AND A: Rain! Haha. I was also fascinated I never really had to attend my classes by the rec center – in a very good way! in Germany.ANSWERS We don’t have these kinds of new Q: What has been your favorite part sports facilities in Germany. Also, I’ve of the experience so far?Q: What attracted you to study never seen such a huge campus. A: Dorm life – I live in Caneris Hallabroad at Drexel University? University City feels like a whole city and I love it. I’m getting to knowA: I was interested in attending a big to me. people from all over the world in myuniversity in a huge city like Q: Now that classes have started, dorm, and I can talk to them and hangPhiladelphia. I liked that Drexel has a what do you think about them? out with them every day. The dorm islarge urban campus. Plus, I play the A: There are only about 30 students like its own communitycello and I chose Drexel because I cantake music composition and theory in all of my classes here, so there’s a Q: If you could give one piece ofclasses here. At Mannheim, we have a lot more classroom participation. I’m advice to a future exchange student atlist of 150 universities to choose from, used to lectures with 700 or 800 Drexel what would it be?but I think Drexel was the best choice. students in them. Here you have to A: Live in the dorms! Also, take pay a lot of attention in class, and your advantage of all the campus activitiesQ: Upon arrival, what was your initial professors expect you to contribute. and cultural events going on at Drexelreaction to the university? And you have to attend classes here – and in Philadelphia. Newsletter 4 Drexel Study Abroad · 30 S. 33rd Street · Suite 112 · Philadelphia, PA 19104 TEL 215.571.3558 · FAX 215.895.6184 · E-MAIL studyabroad@drexel.edu

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