Am I ready for a TREC?
Drew believes that the experience of studying off-campus is an important component of a liberal arts education. It is not a “break” in the progress towards your degree, but rather an integral part which will expose you to different ways of thinking, develop your awareness of critical issues and ideas, and provide you with a better understanding of yourself in relation to the world in which you live.
While off-campus study can be exciting and rewarding, it does present special challenges. Programs, particularly international ones, require intellectual and emotional maturity. It is an experience unlike that of on-campus study or a tourist visit. If you are mature and academically committed, with an open mind towards other peoples and cultures, you are a good candidate for an international or off-campus program.
Planning to TREC
Students are eligible to participate in these programs as early as January of freshman year. Planning ahead can significantly help you meet your global education goals.
Types of Programs
Drew offers four major models of global education programs:
- shortTRECs: Spend summer, winter or spring break on an international course, designed and led by Drew faculty, where language and research skills meet real world experience.
- nycTRECs: Drew’s one-of-a-kind semesters—on Wall Street, at the United Nations, with media giants, alongside grassroots organizers, in the contemporary art world or the theatre scene—allow you to commute into the global center of culture and commerce from your campus home.
- longTRECs: If you are looking for a semester- or year-long experience that deeply immerses you in a different world, apply for one of our longTREC programs.
- theoTRECs: theoTREC text
Global Education Advising
An advising session can help you to determine the type of program which will best suit your needs, guide you in your research of programs, clarify the policies and procedures applied to off-campus study, aid you in the completion of required application forms, and give you a chance to ask any questions that you may have. We can also provide you with the names of students who have participated in the program in which you are interested to learn about their experiences.