Planning Your TREC

Below, we have highlighted a typical roadmap for each of a student’s four years at Drew.

First-year

  • Consider applying to a shortTREC! Students are eligible to participate in these programs as early as January of freshman year
  • Express your interest in global education to your adviser, professors and family members
  • Research global education programs at drew.edu/globaled
  • Apply for a passport
  • Educate yourself about course pre-requisites for nycTRECS so you’re ready to apply in your sophomore or junior year

Sophomore

  • Learn more about studying abroad at the September Study Abroad Fair and program information sessions
  • Discuss global education plans with your adviser, professors and relatives
  • Choose your program based on goals, needs and interests
  • Note application deadlines, plan a budget and consult with the Office of Financial Assistance
  • Apply to the Center for Global Education for longTREC and nycTREC programs taking place during the fall semester of junior year
  • Take part in a shortTREC during January break, spring break, or summer

Junior

  • This is the most likely time for your longTREC or nycTREC!
  • Apply for longTREC and nycTREC programs taking place in spring of junior year of fall of senior year
  • Take part in a shortTREC during January break, spring break, or summer

Senior

  • Meet with the Center for Career Development about incorporating study abroad into graduate school and career plans
  • Apply to nycTRECs taking place in the spring semester of senior year
  • Take part in a shortTREC during January or spring break
  • Tell other students about the benefits of global education