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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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*Aix, France: Business at IAU (Summer) Aix, France; Marrakesh, Morocco; Paris, France
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview While participating in “Discover Paris, The South of France and Morocco” students will experience the culture and business practices of three unique locations: Paris, a vibrant capital city; Aix-en-Provence, [...]
*Amsterdam, Netherlands: Dutch Criminal and Social Justice (Summer) Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rotterdam, Netherlands
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This program is designed to introduce students to concepts of crime and punishment in the Netherlands and to provide an opportunity for direct exposure to a system very different from our own. The students will observe D utch[...]
*Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Anne Frank House, Human Rights, and Crimes against Humanity (Summer) Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Hague, Netherlands
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview CRIM 499 is a 4-week program that is based in Amsterdam and the Hague, the Netherlands, and is being offered in partnership with the Anne Frank House.  The program will focus on The Holocaust, the prosecution of cri mes[...]
*Arusha, Tanzania: Biology of Eco-Health (Summer) Arusha, Tanzania; Karatu, Tanzania; Loliondo, Tanzania; Moshi, Tanzania; Ngorongoro, Tanzania; Serengeti, Tanzania; Yaeda Valley, Tanzania
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program dates: May 15 to June 3, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) This three-week summer session course is taught entirely in Tanzania during the first su mmer[...]
*Athens, Greece: History, Culture, and Archaeology of Greece Athens, Greece; Chania, Greece; Delphi, Greece; Irakleion, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Sparta, Greece
Terms: Spring Description: Program Overview In and Beyond the Great Classrooms of Athens Athens is the cultural, industrial and political center of modern Greece. Ancient Athens is considered by many to be the fountainhead of Western civilization. The heart of [...]
*Australia Sustainability and Business (Summer) Alice Springs, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Uluru, Australia
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Dates: May 12 - June 2, 2019 This is a three week faculty-led study abroad program open to all majors across all Penn State campuses. The focus of this program is look at how globalization, culture and the enviro nment[...]
*Barcelona, Spain: Landscape Architecture, Dept LARCH (Summer) Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Barcelona is one of the most exciting cities in southern Europe – filled with music, art, festivals and food. Plazas, parks, streets and markets hum with life as the people of Barcelona exercise their penchant fo r[...]
*Beijing, China: Biology of Cancer (Summer) Beijing, China
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 7/3-7/20/2019 (Start dates mark arrival in host country. End dates mark departure from program housing.) Experience all Beijing has to offer, expand your mind, and broaden your horizons in the "Nort hern[...]
*Beijing, China: Impact of Culture on Engineering in China (Summer) Badong, China; Beijing, China; Chongqing, China; Dalian, China; Fengdu, China; Hangzhou, China; Huangshan, China; Sandouping, China; Shanghai, China; Xian, China; Yichang, China
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/6-6/2/2019  (Start dates mark arrival in host country. End dates mark departure from program housing.) This program is designed to give students an overview about the impact of culture on [...]
*Beijing, China: Mathematics at Peking University (Summer) Beijing, China
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 6/29-7/20/2019 (Start dates mark arrival in host country. End dates mark departure from program housing.) This three-week summer program offers a unique opportunity for Penn State undergraduates t o[...]
*Besançon, France: Intensive French Language and Cultural Immersion (Summer) Besançon, France; Paris, France
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview The fastest way to become fluent in a second language is to live where the language is spoken and where there are few English-speaking tourists. The French language program at Besançon was established to prov ide[...]
*Coldigioco, Italy: Geosciences, Dept GEOSC (Summer) Coldigioco, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Coldigioco, whose name literally means "Hill of Play," is a small village with a unique history. It is scenically positioned on a narrow ridge that extends eastward from the foot of Monte San Vicino, the domina nt[...]
*Como, Italy: Cross-cultural Engagement and Technical Presentation for Engineers (Summer) Como, Italy; Lugano, Switzerland; Milan, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: May 5-May 25, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Participants will learn how to deliver effective technical presentations in a Eur opean[...]
*Contemporary Colombia (Summer) Bogota, Colombia; Cartagena, Colombia; Ibague, Colombia; Murillo, Colombia; Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Colombia is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in South America, and the second-largest in the world after Mexico. (Yes, more than Spain and Argentina!)  Over the last 15 years Colombia has moved from an ost ensibly[...]
*Copenhagen, Denmark: Biking Culture and Urban Design (Summer) Copenhagen, Denmark
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This program spends two weeks immersed in biking culture in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and sits next to the North Sea. This picturesque city has many shops, cafes and restaurants along its hist oric[...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Arts and Culture (formerly Dance Dublin) (Summer) Dublin, Ireland
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Please note that this program will not run in summer 2019.  Please check back at a later date about future iterations of the program! Dublin is defining the new image of Ireland with its high student population, [...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Culture and Disability (Summer) Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview   People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world, making up 15% of the world's population. Many people with disabilities often face discrimination, stigma, lower socioeconomic status and decreased [...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Representing the Irish Landscape, Literature and Visual Arts (Summer) Achill, Ireland; Allihies, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview   Program Dates: 2019 TBA Representing the Irish Landscape is a program for students interested in the culture of contemporary Ireland and how its artists depict the Irish experience through visual arts and liter ature.[...]
*Europe: Hospitality Management Studies in Europe, Dept HM (Summer) Amsterdam, Netherlands; Florence, Italy; Maastricht, Netherlands; Paris, France; Riomaggiore, Italy; Rome, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview  Program Dates: 5/19-6/16/2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) For an outstanding hospitality management learning experience, consider the School of Hos pitality Management's summer[...]
*Florence, Italy: HDFS in Florence, Dept HDFS (Summer) Castellammare di Stabia, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: May 13-June 29, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world' ;s[...]
*Florence, Italy: Old World Innovations and Their Influence on Modern Business Systems (Summer) Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/6-5/30/2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Florence, Italy is a beautiful example of the power of business to effect the structure of city. D uring[...]
*Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS, Track 1 (Summer) Florence, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview   Program Dates: May 16 to June 29, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in Florence. End date marks departure from program housing.) Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the w orld's[...]
*Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS, Track 2 (Summer) Florence, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/16-6/29/2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's [...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in South Africa Polokwane, South Africa
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview PROGRAM DATES*: 05/14/2018 - 06/16/2018 *Start date marks arrival in host country. End dates marks departure from program housing. As part of the Global Health (GLBHL) minor, students must complete a supervised field work[...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Tanzania Iringa, Tanzania
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview PROGRAM DATES*: 05/14/2018 - 06/16/2018 *Start date marks arrival in host country. End dates marks departure from program housing. As part of the Global Health (GLBHL) minor, students must complete a supervised field work[...]
*Grenada, West Indies: Pre-Med at St. George's University (Summer) Saint George's, Grenada
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: June 2-June 15, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing. This two-week program on the Caribbean island of Grenada, located northeast of Venezue la[...]
*Hong Kong, China: Architectural Engineering, Dept A E (Summer) Beijing, China; Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Kaiping, China; Macau, China; Shanghai, China; Shenzhen, China; Xiamen, China
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview China, with its 1.3 billion people, is currently developing its cities and infrastructure at a break-neck pace. Projects of enormous size and new construction practices are being developed daily. Architectural Engineerin g[...]
*Korea / Japan: Summer Study Abroad for Design Majors (Summer) Hiroshima, Japan; Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This program is available to Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Graphic Design and Fine Arts students.   The Korea/Japan Summer Study Abroad Program for Design Majors is [...]
*Lagun, Curacao: SCUBA and Coral Reef Systems (Summer) Lagun, Curacao
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This program introduces students to coral reef environments, past and present. It describes the processes that control the distribution, growth, and morphology of reefs and introduces students to the complexity of the co ral[...]
*Lima, Peru: Cross-cultural Engagement (Summer) Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview All majors are welcome in this Penn State faculty-led, interdisciplinary program that is based in lively Lima, Peru. Students will become acquainted with STEM challenges and opportunities in Latin America. Learn h ow[...]
*London, United Kingdom: Literary London (Summer) London, United Kingdom
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/19-6/15/2019 (Start dates mark arrival in host country. End dates mark departure from program housing.) Over the course of four weeks,  Penn State students and faculty will stay in shared apartme nts[...]
*Lyon, France: Lyon Culinary Studies, Dept HM (Summer) Lyon, France
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview                                      Please note that this program will not run in summer 2019.  Please check back at a [...]
*Maastricht, Netherlands: From East to West: The World of Central Eastern Europe at CES (Summer) Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Maastricht, Netherlands; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Central Europe is rich with a diverse set of ethnic cultures, economic developments, and political experiments. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to visit various Eastern and Central Europe an[...]
*Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks and People: Landscape Architecture (Summer) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania; Mang'ula, Tanzania; Mikumi, Tanzania; Morogoro, Tanzania
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a large reserve in south-central Tanzania, about 200 miles west of the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam. The park lies in the Eastern Arc Mountains, a mountain range called the Gala pagos[...]
*Nantes, France: Engineering Design, Dept EDSGN (Summer) Nantes, France
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview In this unique study abroad opportunity, students will receive training and experiences in two areas: The practice of design with international collaborators and in international environments  Conducting [...]
*Navarra, Spain: Engineering Design, Dept EDSGN (Summer) San Sebastian, Spain
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Summer 2019 Dates: May 19 to June 1, 2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) In this unique study abroad opportunity, students will receive training and experien ce[...]
*New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts (Summer) Alice Springs, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Paihia, New Zealand; Rotorua, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Uluru, Australia
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This three-week course will introduce you to the indigenous cultures of New Zealand and Australia through a study of visual arts texts and through learning about and meeting the people and communities that create them. Y ou[...]
*New Zealand and Australia: Sustainability and Business Canberra, Australia; Christchurch, New Zealand; Kaikoura, New Zealand; Motueka, New Zealand; Nelson, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Dates: May 12 - June 2, 2019 This is a three week faculty-led study abroad program open to all majors across all Penn State campuses. The focus of this program is look at how globalization, culture and the enviro nment[...]
*Petra, Jordan: Archaeological Field School (Summer) Amman, Jordan; Petra, Jordan
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview NOTE: This program will not run in Summer 2019. It will be offered in Summer 2020. Petra, Jordan has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1985. This unique city was carved into the sheer, striated, [...]
*Pforzheim, Germany: Sustainability and SAP Simulation; Emerging Global Mega-Trends (Summer) Heidelberg, Germany; Pforzheim, Germany; Walldorf, Germany
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview While sustainability comes up frequently in conversation, this course is an opportunity to see it in action. Students will visit an auto manufacturer (BMW or Mercedes) to see the sustainability efforts being made. Then l earn[...]
*Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art and Mexican Culture (Summer) Coetzalan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/10-6/22/2019 (Start dates mark arrival in host country. End dates mark departure from program housing.) Dispelling cultural stereotypes through immersion in the daily life of Mexico is the thrust of [...]
*Reggio Calabria, Italy: Language and Culture (Summer) Catania, Italy; Matera, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Reggio Calabria, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Reggio Calabria is located on the eastern coast of the Strait of Messina. It is Calabria's most famous city, thanks to its glorious past and present cultural importance. The city was founded around 743 B.C., and thro ughout[...]
*Rome, Italy: Architectural Engineering, Dept A E (Summer) Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Paestum, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Known as the Eternal City and the City of the Seven Hills, Rome is a virtual classroom in itself, rich in history and culture. Students will take courses led by a Penn State faculty member in conjunction with [...]
*Rome, Italy: Study Tour of Roman History and Archaeology (Summer) Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Rome, "the eternal city," is a magnificent example of cultural continuity. Now more than 2,700 years old, Rome was the heart of classical civilization and antiquity in the Western world. Evidence of life throug hout[...]
*Ronda, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture (Summer) Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Ronda, Spain; Salamanca, Spain; Seville, Spain
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Ronda is a small town of about 35,000 people located in the province of Malaga, in Andalucia, in southern Spain. Its history goes back as far as the Neolithic period. In the 6th century BC, it was settled by the Celts, t hen[...]
*San Jose, Costa Rica: Renewable Energy (Summer) Birri, Costa Rica; La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Liberia, Costa Rica; Monte Verde, Costa Rica; Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica; San José, Costa Rica; Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Learn about renewable energy technologies in one of the few countries in Latin America that has taken a concerted structural approach to the issue of sustainable development- Costa Rica! Costa Rica is well known as a [...]
*Singapore, Singapore: National University of Singapore, Dept EDSGN (Summer) Singapore, Singapore
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/15-6/1/2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Design is a fundamental engineering activity. In this study abroad opportunity, students will re ceive[...]
*Split, Croatia: Coastal Biology in Croatia (Summer) Split, Croatia
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 6/10-6/30/2019 Based at the University of Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, famous for its beautiful beaches and location on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, this program exa mines[...]
*Tel Akko, Israel: Excavation, Survey, GIS, Conservation, Public/Community Outreach and Archaeological Sciences (Summer) Tel Akko, Israel
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview                             Tel Akko, Israel: Excavation, Survey, GIS, Conservation, Public/Community Outreach and Archaeological Sciences Th is[...]
*Todi, Italy: Italian Language, Art History, and Culture (Summer) Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy; Todi, Italy; Venice, Italy
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview Program Dates: 5/11-6/23/2019 (Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.) Total cultural immersion in the heart of Italy is the cornerstone of the Todi program. Since 19 86,[...]
*Toronto, Canada: North American Politics (Summer) Toronto, Canada
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview      This program is offered through Penn State Erie-Behrend and runs once every two years. It is open to students at ALL Penn State Campuses and will run in Summer 2020.  Please see the Pen n[...]
*Vienna, Austria: Intercultural Communication (Summer) Vienna, Austria
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences prepares students to better grasp and harness the power of communication in the personal, professional and public spheres while also seeking to open students' mind s[...]
*West London, United Kingdom: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare (Summer) Cardiff, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
Terms: Summer Description: Program Overview This program is designed for Kinesiology students with an interest in physical activity, fitness and sport. Cardiff Metropolitan University and Brunel University faculty will teach course content from the Centre for Yout h[...]