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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 May 29 to July 15, 2017 While participating in “Discover Paris, The South of France and Morocco” students will experience the culture and business practices of three unique cities: Paris, a vibrant capital [...]
*Amsterdam, Netherlands: Dutch Criminal Justice (Summer)
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rotterdam, Netherlands

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview July 1 to July 28, 2017  Students must depart from the U.S on June 30, to arrive in Amsterdam on July 1. This program is designed to introduce students to concepts of crime and punishment in the Netherlands and [...]
*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 May 16 to June 6, 2017  This three-week summer session course is taught entirely in Tanzania during the first summer session at Penn State. Students will examine the regional ecology, human-environment [...]
*Athens, Greece: History, Culture, and Archaeology of Greece
Athens, Greece; Irakleion, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview January 28, to April 23, 2018 (tentative) 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 founta inhead[...]
*Australia Sustainability and Business (Summer)
Alice Springs, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia; Sydney, Australia

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 11 to June 13, 2017  Start date marks arrival in Brisbane, Australia. This is a four week faculty-led study abroad program open to all majors across all Penn State Campuses. The focus of this program is look [...]
*Barcelona, Spain: Landscape Architecture, Dept LARCH (Summer)
Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 8, to June 17, 2017  Students must arrive in Barcelona by May 8, to begin class on May 9, 2017   Barcelona is one of the most exciting cities in southern Europe – filled with music, art, festiv als[...]
*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 May 8, to June 4, 2017 (Note: This year's China summer program will have an extended two-day stay in China compared to the previous summer.) Students must arrive in Beijing on May 8, 2017 This progra m[...]
*Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Portuguese Language, Culture and Entrepreneurship(Summer)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 15 to June 23, 2017  Besides being known for Samba and Soccer, Brazil also has a growing economy, vibrant culture, and cutting edge research. The program will take place in Belo Horizonte, the [...]
*Besançon, France: French Language Studies (Summer)
Besançon, France; Paris, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 25 to July 29, 2017  Students arrive in Paris on Thursday, May 25 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 touris ts. The[...]
*Brno, Czech Republic: Global Perspectives: Media, Communications and Culture (Summer)
Brno, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Telc, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 16, to June 5, 2017  Students must arrive in Vienna on May 16. Brno, Czech Republic, an internationally recognized hub for industry, culture and innovation was selected by the NY Times as "a place to go " in[...]
*Cape Town, South Africa: Parks and People
Beaufort West, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa; George, South Africa; Grahamstown, South Africa; Hobeni, South Africa; Prince Albert, South Africa

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview January 18, to March 29, 2017 This is a ten-week, 15-credit program that will take place in the Dwesa-Cwebe nature reserve of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The program encompasses disciplines ranging from [...]
*Coldigioco, Italy: Geosciences, Dept GEOSC (Summer)
Coldigioco, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 22 to July 2, 2017  Students arrive in Coldigioco on May 22 (nearest airport is Ancona) Coldigioco, whose name literally means "Hill of Play," is a small village with a unique history. It is s cenically[...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Arts and Culture (formerly Dance Dublin) (Summer)
Dublin, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 17 to June 18, 2017  Dublin is defining the new image of Ireland with its high student population, social programs, and art scene. Yet, even in the midst of change, Dublin preserves its history, evident in it s[...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Culture and Disability (Summer)
Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Sligo, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview   May 29 to June 23, 2017  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 s ocioeconomic[...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Representing the Irish Landscape, Literature and Visual Arts (Summer)
Achill, Ireland; Allihies, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview   June 8, to July 11, 2017 Students arrive in Dublin on June 8, 2017 Representing the Irish Landscape is a program for students interested in the culture of contemporary Ireland and how its artists depict the Ir ish[...]
*Europe: Hospitality Management Studies in Europe, Dept HM (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Maastricht, Netherlands; Paris, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview  May 16 to June 18, 2017  Students arrive in Brussels on May 16 For an outstanding hospitality management learning experience, consider the School of Hospitality Management's summer progr am[...]
*Florence, Italy: Flair and Finesse in Florence: Exploring Italian Brands, Dept BUS (Summer)
Florence, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview   May 11 to June 24, 2017  Students arrive in Florence on May 11, and depart on June 24 Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. I t[...]
*Florence, Italy: HDFS in Florence, Dept HDFS (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 8 (arrive in Florence) to June 24, 2017  Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. It was declared a World Heritage Site by [...]
*Florence, Italy: Pasta, Prada and Pictures: Integrating Supply Chain Applications, Dept BUS (Summer)
Florence, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 11 to June 24, 2017  Students arrive in Florence on May 11, and depart on June 24 Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. It was d eclared[...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Senegal
M'Bour, Senegal

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 12 to July 19, 2017  Presently students have the option of completing their fieldwork experience in one of three African countries, namely South Africa, Tanzania and Senegal. It is anticipated that in f uture[...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 15 to June 24, 2017  As part of the Global Health (GLBHL) minor, students must complete a supervised fieldwork experience, either internationally or domestically, for a period of six weeks duri ng[...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Dodoma, Tanzania

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 15 to June 24, 2017 As part of the Global Health (GLBHL) minor, students must complete a supervised fieldwork experience, either internationally or domestically, for a period of six weeks during the [...]
*Hong Kong, China: Architectural Engineering, Dept A E (Summer)
Beijing, China; Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, China; Kaiping, China; Macau, China; Shanghai, China; Xiamen, China

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 24 to August 12, 2017  Students arrive in Beijing on June 24, and depart  from Shanghai on August 12, 2017 China, with its 1.3 billion people, is currently developing its cities and infrastructure [...]
*Korea/Japan: Architecture, Dept ARCH (Summer)
Gyeongju, South Korea; Hiroshima, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 13, to July 22, 2017 Students arrive in Japan on June 13 and depart from Seoul on July 22. This program is available to Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Graphic Desi gn[...]
*Lagun, Curacao: SCUBA and Coral Reef Systems (Summer)
Lagun, Curacao

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 12 to May 27, 2017 (tentative) 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 intr oduces[...]
*London, United Kingdom: Literary London (Summer)
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 14, to June 9, 2017 Students arrive in London on Sunday, May 14 Over the course of four weeks,  Penn State students and faculty will stay in shared apartments in Bloomsbury, located in central London wi th[...]
*Lyon, France: Lyon Culinary Studies, Dept HM (Summer)
Lyon, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview                                    School of Hospitality Management Lyon Culinary Studies May 18, to May 30, 2017  This [...]
*Maastricht, Netherlands: Doing Business in the European Union at CES (Summer)
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; London, United Kingdom; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Maastricht, Netherlands; Paris, France; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Scheveningen, Netherlands; Strasbourg, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 30,  to August 11, 2017 This program is an in-depth exploration of the process of European integration and European business methods. The students will have the opportunity to learn about the history, instit utions,[...]
*Maastricht, Netherlands: From East to West: The World of Central Eastern Europe at CES (Summer)
Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Maastricht, Netherlands; Nuremberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 30 to August 11, 2017  Eastern Central Europe is rich with a diverse set of ethnic cultures, economic developments, and political experiments. Students participating in this program will have the opport unity[...]
*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 May 15, to June 24, 2017  Students will arrive in Dar es Salaam on May 16. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a large reserve in south-central Tanzania, about 200 miles west of the major coastal city of Dar es [...]
*Nantes, France: Engineering Design, Dept EDSGN (Summer)
Nantes, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 22 to June 2,  2017                                                     &nbs p;  In[...]
*Navarra, Spain: Engineering Design, Dept EDSGN (Summer)
San Sebastian, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 21 to June 2, 2017  Students arrive in San Sebastian by Sunday, May 21.  Classes begin Monday morning, May 22. In this unique study abroad opportunity, students will receive training and experience [...]
*New Zealand and Australia: Sustainable Tourism and the Environment (Summer)
Atherton, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Cairns, Australia; Cape Tribulation, Australia; Magnetic Island, Australia; Omanawa, New Zealand; Paluma, Australia; Port Douglas, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Townsville, Australia

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 18, to June 11, 2017 Students depart from the U.S on May 16, 2017 This 3.5-week study abroad program will examine the natural and human environments of New Zealand and Queensland, Australia.  This program tr avels[...]
*Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art and Mexican Culture (Summer)
Coetzalan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 18 - June 30, 2017 Dispelling cultural stereotypes through immersion in the daily life of Mexico is the thrust of the summer program in Puebla. Studying the arts, culture, and history of central Mexico create s[...]
*Reggio Calabria, Italy: Language and Culture (Summer)
Reggio Calabria, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sicily, Italy; Tropea, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 9 - June 20, 2017 Students arrive in Catania on May 9, 2017  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 p resent[...]
*Rome, Italy: Architectural Engineering, Dept A E (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Paestum, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 7, to June 24, 2017 Students will arrive in Rome on May 7. 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 [...]
*Rome, Italy: Study Tour of Roman History and Archaeology (Summer)
Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 26 – June 12, 2017  Students arrive in Rome on May 26. Rome, "the eternal city," is a magnificent example of cultural continuity. Now more than 2,700 years old, Rome was the heart of classica l[...]
*Ronda, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture (Summer)
Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Ronda, Spain; Salamanca, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 12 to June 21, 2017   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 [...]
*San Jose, Costa Rica: Renewable Energy (Summer)
San José, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 8 to June 3, 2017  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[...]
*Seoul, South Korea: Cross-cultural Perspectives on "Good" Life and "Good" Death (Summer)
Daejeon, South Korea; Namwon, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 24 to July 27, 2017 The Summer-in-Korea program will provide Penn State students with an excellent opportunity to take two courses and earn six credits during the summer at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), ou r[...]
*Shanghai, China: BMB Molecular Biology, Dept BIOL (Summer)
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 13 to June 13, 2017 (Students must arrive in Shanghai on May 13) The objective of the Biology and BMB: Cellular and Reproductive Biology Summer Program in Shanghai is to promote global program experience s[...]
*Singapore, Singapore: National University of Singapore, Dept EDSGN (Summer)
Singapore, Singapore

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 11 - May 26, 2017 (dates of instruction for the program) May 8 - May 27, 2017 (dates for which students must be available to travel to attend the program) Design is a fundamental engineering activity. I n[...]
*Tel Akko, Israel: Excavation, Survey and GIS, Conservation/Public Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences and Community Outreach (Summer)
Tel Akko, Israel

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview                             Tel Akko, Israel: Excavation, Survey and GIS, Conservation/Public Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences and Community Outreac h July[...]
*Todi, Italy: Italian Language, Art History, and Culture (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Todi, Italy; Venice, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 10 to June 22, 2017  Total cultural immersion in the heart of Italy is the cornerstone of the Todi program. Since 1986, families in Todi have been welcoming Penn State students into their homes during th e[...]
*Tokyo, Japan: Art and Aesthetics at IES (Summer)
Kyoto, Japan; Tokoname, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 20, to July 31, 2017 (Students must arrive in Tokyo on June 20, 2017) This six-week program, based in Tokyo, is an introduction to Japanese culture through the arts and visual culture. Japan has an immense visua l[...]
*Turrialba, Costa Rica: Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences (Summer)
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 13 to June 16, 2017  ¿Dónde quieres ir? Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences can help you get where you want to go.  As the number of native speakers in the workforce rises, Spanish p roficiency[...]
*Vienna, Austria: Intercultural Communication (Summer)
Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview July 17 to August 11 2017 The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences prepares students to better grasp and harness the power of communications in the personal, professional and public spheres while also seeking t o[...]
*West London, United Kingdom: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare (Summer)
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview June 10, to June 24, 2017  Students depart the U.S June 9, and arrive in London on June 10. Located at Brunel University, the Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare program is specifically designed for Kinesiology stu dents[...]
*Zagreb, Croatia: Social Transformation in 20th Century Eastern Europe (Summer)
Dubrovnik, Croatia; Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Split, Croatia; Zagreb, Croatia

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 20 to June 7, 2017  Students will arrive in Zagreb May 20, and depart from Dubrovnik on June 7, 2017 Life, Love, and Religion in 20th Century Eastern Europe? How does social change construct human exis tence? [...]