What are Immersive Experiences?
Starting with the Class of 2023, all Drew students will graduate having completed at least two Immersive Experiences. These experiences could include:
- Community-Based Learning classes;
- TRECs or other approved study abroad programs;
- Student leadership positions;
- Research and creative projects
Immersive Experiences require a minimum of 45 hours to complete all components. They may or may not be credit bearing and they may or may not be paid. Many immersive experiences begin with the normal registration steps, while others have an application process.
Finding an Immersive Experience
You don’t need to wait to begin looking. In addition to all of the on-campus experiences that qualify as Immersive Experiences, Launchpad has a number of resources to help you look for external immersive experiences on your own. And don’t forget about the Career and Identity/Affinity Communities! Each community page features links to resources and opportunities specific to your interests. Explore these communities to see what communities might have opportunities that are a good fit for you.
Students choose immersive experiences in consultation with their academic advisors, Launch staff, and mentors. They can point you in the right direction and help you make the connection between your field of study, prior work and internship experiences, and an immersive experience that will help you enhance your transferable skills and prepare for future opportunities. Speak to your academic advisor, a faculty mentor, a Launch Catalyst, a Drew staff member or campus employment supervisor, or even an alum or other mentor.
Proposing an Immersive Experience
Drew University faculty or staff members are welcome to propose an Immersive Experience for approval through CAPC.