The university and college sponsor several voluntary lectures (PREP-L) and travel (PREP-T) opportunities during the academic year designed to complement the academic program. These programs are extremely popular and help enhance camaraderie.
In addition to the field studies included in the curricula, there are opportunities for students and faculty to visit several areas of interest and applicability to the academic program. In the past there have been trips to Panama and an interagency PREP-T to El Paso, TX. All participants travel in permissive TDY status at no cost to the government. Panama PREP-T usually takes place during a three-day weekend in January. The El Paso PREP-T will take place in October 2013.