As I became more acquainted with life as a Drexel student, I quickly realized studying abroad was not only possible but, more importantly, easy to achieve.
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 churches, cathedrals, museums, and even cafes. It was a hands-on learning experience and a trip of a lifetime. The second was an intensive weeklong Forensic Mental Health course held in La Plata, Argentina, which was comprised of myself and five other students. Similar to my experience in Rome, this course was also experiential learning based. Our classes were discussion oriented and held in Supreme Court judges’ offices, court rooms, and psychiatric hospitals and prisons.
Before beginning my college career at Drexel, I knew I was going to have a demanding course load as a Biology major and did not think I was going to be able to fulfill my dream of studying abroad. However, as I became more acquainted with life as a Drexel student, I quickly realized studying abroad was not only possible but, more importantly, easy to achieve.
Both of these trips would not have been possible if it were not for the cooperation and assistance I received from my professors and academic advisor of the Biology Department. Having studied abroad twice, my college career at Drexel has been enhanced with knowledge from different cultures around the world. My Drexel degree will mean more to me now.