Attend the Summer University Experience at Drew University. Participants will learn about the college, INTO Drew and take trips to New York City, Philadelphia and other areas.

Summer University Experience

Explore Drew University, Liberal Arts and nearby New York City

The Drew Summer University Experience offers international students aged 15-18 the opportunity to come tour Drew University, INTO Drew and the surrounding New York and New Jersey area. You will practice your English language skills while participating in language workshops, Drew department visits, educational field trips, conversation partner programs and recreational events.

Attending our Summer University Experience, you will experience the benefits of a Drew liberal arts education: small class sizes, close mentorship with professors and a strong focus on experiential learning. You will also become familiar with university life as you interact with students and faculty on Drew’s campus.

Participants will have access to all university facilities during your stay, as well as access to in-residence counselors.

What will I do at the Summer Experience?

Workshops during this program will help you improve your English communication skills while you live on an American university campus:

  • Fun, interactive English workshops are designed to give you a chance to develop confidence in using English. Workshops provide an opportunity to work on challenging projects involving critical thinking and problem solving. You will also have plenty of opportunities to practice English with Americans through weekly recreational events and conversation partnerships.
  • You will participate in Drew sample classes, experience liberal arts lectures and seminars, engage in hands-on activities and tour our state-of-the-art facilities. Moreover, you’ll experience Drew’s unique New York City Semester programs at the United Nations and on Wall Street and go on fun and educational field trips to discover American culture and history.

Weekend trips will include*:

  • New York City: A top tourist destination, NYC boasts many historical landmarks, world-renowned architecture and a diverse set cultural and culinary hot spots. You will visit sites like the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway and more.
  • Philadelphia: Take a day trip to Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed) and many other sites important to American history.
  • Shopping: New York and New Jersey are home to some of the best shopping in the world. Get lavish in NYC or save some money and get luxury brands for low prices with trips to local outlet malls like the Woodbury Commons.
  • Madison, NJ: Explore the local scene in downtown Madison with cooking classes, a movie or a play at the Shakespeare Theatre, all just minutes from campus.
* Activities are subject to change

Sample day schedule for the Summer University Experience

Time Event
7:00 AM Wake-up call
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM English workshops
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Afternoon workshops, lab tours and events
3:00 PM Activities
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Social Activities: Campus Recreation, Activities or Social Events
10:00 PM Curfew to residence hall 

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


Summer University Experience

How do I qualify?

In order for any student or chaperone to be eligible to participate, they must meet the following entry requirements:

Entry Requirements:

  • Have an intermediate level of English writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Be between ages 15 and 18 years old, before July 9
  • Must submit a copy of a valid passport
  • Must complete and submit all supplemental forms before payment
  • Must be on a B2 visitor or visa waiver

Age Requirements:

  • Must be 15-18 years old
  • Must be age 15 by start date of the program

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].



Summer University Experience

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Start Date End Date Cost
Sunday, July 15 Saturday, July 28 $3,200

What is included in the cost?

  • English workshops and Drew University department visits
  • Health insurance*
  • All trips and activities, including transportation and ticket prices (excluding airline ticket)
  • Housing on campus with linens, including on-site program counselors
  • 3 meals daily
  • Round-trip transportation to and from the airport
  • Chaperones for all program activities and events

* The Summer University Experience program cost for participants includes a health insurance plan, which would support the student in the event of an emergency. Healthcare can be very expensive in the United States, and this insurance plan is in place to alleviate the financial burden that could occur if the participant would seek medical care while participating in the Summer University Experience. For more information regarding this health insurance plan, email [email protected].


Summer University Experience

How will the Summer University Experience prepare me for success? 

Completing this 3-week session will help you:

  • Improve English language listening and speaking skills
  • Understand basic American cultural values and behaviors
  • Interact naturally and comfortably with native speakers

What are my study options after completing the Summer University Experience?

Summer University Experience students may apply to an INTO Drew Pathway program or English language  program (ELP) and pursue further study if admitted.  Admitted students will have the cost of the Summer University Experience deducted from their tuition.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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