Pangea Intercultural Residential Community
Pangea is a signature residential community at Drew that focuses on fostering meaningful intercultural friendship between international and domestic students. Run by the Tilghman International Student Center and supported by the Office of Residence Life, Pangea offers its residents a variety of fun social events, guided deep conversations, and guest speaker workshops that not only help residents bond but also improve their intercultural competencies. For 2019–/20, Pangea will be home for a cohort of 30 students from 11 different countries! Find out how to get involved here.
Study Away Programs (TRECs) with The Center for Global Education
Drew University provides numerous opportunities to experience the world by offering a rich variety of fun and inspiring study abroad programs called TRECs. You can learn more about these programs here. Also be sure to follow us on Instagram @drewglobaled to keep up with application deadlines and connect with TREC alum.
International Ambassadors Program
The Tilghman International Student Center recruits students every year to serve as International Ambassadors (IA) to provide hospitality and peer mentorship for new international students to adjust to their first year of college study and life at Drew. IAs assist with the International Student Orientation by helping new students move in, answering their questions, and shepherding them across the campus to complete different orientation tasks. Through the IA program, students develop leadership, intercultural, communication, problem-solving, as well as many other soft skills. Find out more here.
International Relations Major & Minor
International Relations is the study of the systems and structures that exist (or should exist) to address global concerns. Drew offers both a major and a minor in this field and provides students with great experiential learning opportunities. For more information, please visit the department’s homepage.
Semester on the United Nations
The Semester on the United Nations offers students an immersive way to learn about international relations and politics. During the program, students spend two days a week at the United Nations listening to presentations, attending meetings, conducting interviews, gathering data for research projects, and more. Click here to know more.
Conversation Partners Program
At the beginning of each semester, the Tilghman International Student Center recruits domestic students to pair with international students to help improve their English speaking abilities and overall knowledge about the U.S. In this eight-week program, conversation partners meet and have an hour-long casual conversation every week. Students decide what they want to talk about and when they meet every week. Interested? Reach out to Tilghman Staff Michelle Coles today.
Tilghman Photo Club
The Tilghman Photo Club is a place for international and domestic students to meet, bond, and share their love for photography. Club members get together every other week to learn about famous photographers as well as new photography concepts and techniques. They also go on excursion tours on and off-campus as a group to practice and polish their signature styles of photography. Want to get involved? Email Tilghman Staff Eliza Wittman.
Student-Taught Language & Culture Courses
In order to benefit the greater Drew community with the precious cultural treasures that our international students bring, the Tilghman International Student Center recruits courageous international students every semester to teach a class on their native culture and mother tongue one hour per week for 10 weeks. In the past, we have offered Korean, Japanese, Chinese calligraphy, with dozens of Drew students, staff and faculty participating. Interested in being an instructor or signing up for a class? Find out more here.