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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Business, Health Sciences, History, Literature, Music, Sociology, Sustainable Development
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Tineka Lebrun
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Leeds Canal at night

Program Overview     



The Leeds International Summer  School is based at the University of Leeds which is one of the first great city universities established in England and is one of the largest universities in Great Britain today. It has become a renowned center of learning and research, and its library is one of the major academic libraries in England with more than 2.5 million volumes. The program offers a variety of area studies courses including humanities, music, literature, courses on robotics and business enterprise.

The program consists of two two-week sessions. Students must attend both sessions and take one course per session earning a total of six U.S. credits. You can view available courses on the Leeds Summer School website. The University of Leeds has put together a video about the Leeds International Summer School available on their website. 

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


Program Quicklinks     


Course Offerings
Pre-Requisites
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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Education Abroad Credits



You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State. Students must register for a minimum of 20 ECTS/6 US credits per semester; students can register for a maximum of 20 ECTS/6 US credits. 

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Leeds Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process, visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.
 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program:.

  • ?Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by Leeds. You will live with other students from the program in Henry Price or Lyddon Hall, a residence on the University campus. Students will have a private room with a shared katichen, bathroom, and dining facilities.  You will be responsible for providing your own meals. 


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

Other Useful Links


Steps to Study Abroad
Schedule an Appointment
Academics
Cost & Funding
Health & Safety
Parents & Family
Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
02/15/2017 07/01/2017 07/30/2017
NOTE: NOTE: The program will travel as a group to London the final weekend. Book flights back to the U.S. from London.
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/14/2018 TBA TBA

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