Resources for International Students.


Resources for International Students

People from more than 30 countries from around the world—that’s what you’ll see as you walk around Drew’s campus.

With interactive, interdependent, international learning, our students are truly global citizens. But while they’re here, no matter their country of origin, their home is at Drew, and we make sure to provide them with the resources they need.


I came to Drew from Japan to widen my perspective from small-town to worldwide. Now I want to bring the values that I learned at Drew—diversity and freedom of opinion—back home with me. Small class sizes and unlimited opportunities for language support helped me master tough academic materials. And being close to NYC meant there was always plenty to do. ”
Midori Tigawa C'16
Attending from Japan

The International Student & Scholar Services Office

This is how we support our international students: through ISSS. To make sure you’re all set, we:

  • Bring you through an Orientation session and set you up with an individual advisor
  • Provide a listening ear so you can express any concerns
  • Advocate for you with government agencies to get the resources you may need

Admissions Requirements for International Students

As an international student, you’ll have a few more steps to take to be admitted and come to the US than your stateside friends do. Check out the requirements for our undergraduate and graduate/theological school programs.

Family Friendship Program

Wonderful though Drew’s campus is, you’ll want to explore more for a real feel of life in the United States. A few friendly families from our town of Madison help with that, giving some of our international students a full experience of United States culture and family life.

If you are interested, (Dina Cenicola at can answer your questions.

International Houses

Some of Drew’s on-campus residence options are themed houses—and a few of the themes are countries our international students hail from.

Make Your Way INTO Drew.

From your application to your arrival on campus, the adventure of studying internationally has its own challenges. That's why we work with INTO, an international studies program. They'll help you get set up, then we'll help you get settled in.