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  • Locations: Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria; Billund, Denmark; Cologne, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Frankfurt, Germany; Fredericia, Denmark; Friedrichshafen, Germany; Gothenburg, Sweden; Heidelberg, Germany; Innsbruck, Austria; Linz, Austria; Munich, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Stuttgart, Germany; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Fall- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:

Program Overview     

PL ET 499 is an optional course within the PLET program that expands upon the technical knowledge established in earlier classes. The course provides an international cultural and technical experience. Students will learn through lecture, research and international travel. The course will focus on at least one foreign country. Students will be given the opportunity to experience international travel, navigating and interacting in a different culture. It will also give students experience with procedures and requirements expected while travelling professionally.  Students will also participate in industry tours and attend an international trade show related to their major.

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Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • This course is only open to students of the Penn State Erie Campus with the major of Plastics Engineering Technology (PLET).
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals

During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel lodging.

Program Costs

Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Jonathan Meckley by emailing 

How to Apply

The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must submit a memo and current degree audit.

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.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall- Embedded 2019 08/21/2019
Rolling Admission 10/18/2019 10/27/2019
NOTE: NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Jonathan Meckley, by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program
Fall- Embedded 2020 08/15/2020
08/15/2020 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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