Big Experiences Lead to Bold Futures
Journey to a new place—beyond the campus gate and outside your comfort zone. Go on a TREC with Drew.
Travel across the Hudson or around the world. Rethink assumptions from a new vantage point. Explore your chosen field—or an entirely different one—in a new context. Connect with other industries and cultures, and to where you want to go from here.
The Center for Global Education connects our undergraduate College of Liberal arts, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and Drew Theological School to the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I want to study abroad - where do I begin?
We recommend starting where you are! Our website is a great resource for program information.
We suggest you also begin with an advising session. Meeting with CGE faculty 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, aid you in the completion of required application forms, and give you a chance to ask questions 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.
Schedule an advising appointment by contacting the Center for Global Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973-408-3438.
How I financially plan for TREC programs?
The cost of Drew’s TRECs vary by program. What is included in that program cost also varies by program. Most program costs include tuition, housing, and educational and cultural activities. Airfare and meals may or may not be included, depending on program location. Please see the individual Program Brochure for details. Visit our Finance page for more information.
Is financial aid offered for TRECs?
Drew is committed to making global education financially accessible. For a complete description of our financial aid policies, refer to our finance page. There you can also find scholarship information.
How do I find out program dates?
Program dates for nycTRECs follow the fall and spring semester calendar.
The London Semester begins in late August and ends in early December.
Program dates vary for shortTRECs and theoTRECs and can be found on the Program Brochure pages, once the dates have been set.
Do I need a need a visa?
Visa requirements vary by country and according to your citizenship. It is your responsibility to research specific requirements for your selected destination and to secure any required visa documents when participating in a program outside of the United States. The Center for Global Education will provide general instructions and support, however we cannot intercede if you do not obtain the appropriate visa and/or are denied a visa.
What happens if I have to withdraw from my program?
If you need to withdraw from your program, you should notify the Center for Global Education as soon as possible. Complete withdrawal and refund policies can be found on our policies page.
How do I register for my TREC course?
Students participating in nycTRECs and shortTRECs will register for their shortTREC course(s) or nycTREC courses the same as registering for on-campus classes. Once accepted into your program, the CGE will inform which course(s) to register for, and registration deadlines. Students who have not paid their program deposit will not be able to register for their course. If you are having difficulty registering for your course, contact the CGE or the University Registrar.
longTREC registration will depend on the individual program.
Meet the Team
Scroll down to learn more about the Center for Global Education’s Team. We look forward to working with you throughout your TREC process and helping you embark on an immersive experience nationally or internationally!
Director, Center for Global Education
Hannah has served as the Director of the Center for Global Education since 2022 and has been at Drew University since 2019. Hannah directs the strategy and implementation of study away programs and offers logistical, risk mitigation and program development support to Drew’s signature study away experiences. Before serving as the director, Hannah worked in the field of study abroad for 8 years as an Assistant Director, Faculty-led Coordinator and Study Abroad Advisor. A native of Michigan, she holds a BA from Grand Valley State University in History and an MA from Central Michigan University in Higher Education Administration. As an undergraduate, Hannah studied abroad in London, England and Shanghai, China and spent her graduate practicum working for a third-party study abroad provider in Dublin, Ireland.
Julian Parham Santana
Julian Parham Santana
Assistant Director, Center for Global Education
Julian is passionate about connecting students with impactful experiences in New York City and around the world. Prior to Drew University he worked in enrollment management as well as branding and licensing. He earned his BA in International Studies from Fairfield University where he also studied abroad at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil and became proficient in Portuguese. Julian also speaks Spanish and was raised in a Cuban American family in Brooklyn, NY.
Trekker the Squirrel
Unofficial Mascot, Center for Global Education
Trekker has been the Center for Global Education’s unofficial mascot since 2021 and has been traveling the world ever since! Students embarking on a nycTREC, shortTREC, or longTREC can have Trekker tag along and feature their travels on Instagram @DrewGlobalEd. When not on the road, Trekker hangs out at Davies House foraging for international snacks. Trekker looks forward to the next adventure!