Summer Class or Job


College is a busy season of life. Often, you need to squeeze in a summer class to meet your requirements on time, or you’re looking for a job to earn money for next semester. These are real barriers, and we don’t take them lightly. Earning a degree is the reason you’re in college in the first place! But once you enter the workforce or have a family, you won’t have as much flexibility as you do now. Having summer classes or a job doesn’t have to be an automatic “no” to a Global Urban Trek.

The Global Urban Trek is 7 weeks in length - which is not your entire summer. You may be able to find a flexible job that allows you to work around your Trek. Or, if you need to take a summer class, see if you could receive credit for a Trek. It just might meet your summer internship requirements!

Students who need money may apply for scholarships and potential stipends to help cover the loss of the income a summer job would provide. Email the Trek office or talk to your Trek director for more information.