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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 cities: Paris, a vibrant capital city; Aix-en-Provence, a b eautiful[...]
*Amsterdam, Netherlands: Dutch Criminal 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[...]
*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   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 interactions, and conservat ion[...]
*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 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 at how globalization, culture  and the environment are affecting one anoth er.[...]
*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: 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 This program is designed to give students an overview about the impact of culture on engineering, engineering design and manufacturing in China. Students will travel to Beijing, Dalian, Xian, Yichang, Chongqing, [...]
*Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Portuguese Language, Culture and Entrepreneurship(Summer)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview  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 3rd. largest metropolitan region in B razil[...]
*Besançon, France: French Language Studies (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[...]
*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 Brno, Czech Republic, an internationally recognized hub for industry, culture and innovation was selected by the NY Times as "a place to go" in 2016 in light of its inviting and compelling local culture. O ffering[...]
*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 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 earth sciences, ecology and land [...]
*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[...]
*Dublin, Ireland: Arts and Culture (formerly Dance Dublin) (Summer)
Dublin, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview 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 its architecture and in its politic al,[...]
*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   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 literature. Open to students at [...]
*Europe: Hospitality Management Studies in Europe, Dept HM (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Maastricht, Netherlands; Paris, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview  For an outstanding hospitality management learning experience, consider the School of Hospitality Management's summer program in Europe. Experience European hospitality for five weeks residing in the [...]
*Florence, Italy: Flair and Finesse in Florence: Exploring Italian Brands, Dept BUS (Summer)
Florence, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview   Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 and is considered one of the m ost[...]
*Florence, Italy: HDFS in Florence, Dept HDFS (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview May 14 (leave US on 5/13/18; arrive in Florence on 5/14/17) to June 30, 2018 Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. It was declared a  World[...]
*Florence, Italy: Pasta, Prada and Pictures: Integrating Supply Chain Applications, Dept BUS (Summer)
Florence, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is today one of the world's most visited sites. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 and is considered one of the most b eautiful[...]
*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 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: 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 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 and STEM (Summer)
Lima, Peru

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Program Dates: May 6-June 16 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 opportunitie s[...]
*London, United Kingdom: Literary London (Summer)
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Program Dates: May 13-June 7, 2018  Over the course of four weeks,  Penn State students and faculty will stay in shared apartments in Bloomsbury, located in central London with easy access to the London [...]
*Lyon, France: Lyon Culinary Studies, Dept HM (Summer)
Lyon, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview                                      This program offers a 10 day immersion in French culture and cuisine.  It is a w onderful[...]
*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 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, institutions, and policies and business pra ctices[...]
*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 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 opportunity to visit various Eastern and C entral[...]
*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 In this unique study abroad opportunity, students will receive training and experience in two areas: The practice of design with international collaborators in international environments and Conducting design fo r[...]
*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 This 3.5-week study abroad program will examine the natural and human environments of New Zealand and Queensland, Australia.  This program travels to national parks, forests, wildlife reserves, coastlines, and islan ds[...]
*Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art and Mexican Culture (Summer)
Coetzalan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview 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 creates the context for the program. [...]
*Reggio Calabria, Italy: Language and Culture (Summer)
Reggio Calabria, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sicily, Italy; Tropea, 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 Penn State faculty members in conjunction with the P antheon[...]
*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

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)
San José, 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 [...]
*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 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), our strategic partner institution. [...]
*Shanghai, China: BMB Molecular Biology, Dept BIOL (Summer)
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview The objective of the Biology and BMB: Cellular and Reproductive Biology Summer Program in Shanghai is to promote global program experiences for life science students within the Eberly College of Science.  The cour ses[...]
*Singapore, Singapore: National University of Singapore, Dept EDSGN (Summer)
Singapore, Singapore

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Design is a fundamental engineering activity. In this study abroad opportunity, students will receive training and experiences in two areas: 1) The practice of design with international collaborators and in international [...]
*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 This[...]
*Todi, Italy: Italian Language, Art History, and Culture (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Todi, Italy; Venice, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview 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 the six-week program. The experience pro vides[...]
*Tokyo, Japan: Art and Aesthetics at IES (Summer)
Kyoto, Japan; Tokoname, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This six-week program, based in Tokyo, is an introduction to Japanese culture through the arts and visual culture. Japan has an immense visual history that straddles a line between a culture with a deep history engaged i n[...]
*Turrialba, Costa Rica: Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences (Summer)
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview ¿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 proficiency is becoming more impor tant[...]
*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 communications in the personal, professional and public spheres while also seeking to open students' minds to [...]
*West London, United Kingdom: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare (Summer)
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Located at Brunel University, the Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare program is specifically designed for Kinesiology students and/or students with an interest in physical activity and sport.   Students will comple te[...]
*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 Life, Love, and Religion in 20th Century Eastern Europe? How does social change construct human existence?  Perhaps the people you encounter are all from similar backgrounds and therefore you have never considere d[...]