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Programs : Featured

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 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 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 environment are affecting one anothe r.[...]
*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 Experience all Beijing has to offer, expand your mind, and broaden your horizons in the "Northern Capital", all while continuing your Biology studies! In this program, Penn State students will take a Biology [...]
*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, Ha ngzhou,[...]
*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[...]
*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[...]
*Copenhagen, Denmark: Biking Culture and Urban Design
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 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     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 [...]
*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 four weeks residing in the [...]
*Florence, Italy: HDFS in Florence, Dept HDFS (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, 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 bea utiful[...]
*Florence, Italy: Old World Innovations and Their Influence on Modern Business Systems (Summer)
Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Florence, Italy is a beautiful example of the power of business to effect the structure of city. During the Renaissance period, it had many prosperous merchants that gave generously to make their city a showcase of Italian [...]
*Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS, Track 1 (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 [...]
*Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS, Track 2 (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 bea utiful[...]
*Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Senegal
M'Bour, Senegal

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview PROGRAM DATES*: 06/03/2018 - 07/07/2018 *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 South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa; Limpopo, 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[...]
*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 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 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 Underground. Nearby attractions include the [...]
*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 won derful[...]
*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 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 Centra l[...]
*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[...]
*Nanning and Guangzhou, China: International Internship in Veterinary Research, Dept VBS (Summer)
Guangzhou, China; Nanning, China

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview The China Veterinary Research summer internship program offers a unique, dual-institutional opportunity at Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute (GVRI) and South China Agriculture University (SCAU) for Pen n[...]
*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; Hidden Valley, Australia; Magnetic Island, Australia; Omanawa, New Zealand; 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's North Island and Queensland, Australia.  This program travels to national parks, forests, wildlife reserve s,[...]
*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. [...]
*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[...]
*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 2018.  Please see the Pen 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 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)
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[...]