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  • Locations: Agra, India; Delhi, India; Jaipur, India
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
Please note that this program is scheduled to run in Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Please contact program leader Somjit Barat at 717-749-6207 or for more information.


Program Overview     

Embedded Study Abroad offered by PSUMA. The program includes a pre-departure orientation 2-credit hour course in Fall 2018 (ASIA 197A) and another 2-credit hour course in Spring 2019 (ASIA 199A) post-return for sharing experience with PSU community. The focus of this trip is service learning and immersive activities. The program will be customized depending on the majors of the interested students.

Topics to be covered in ASIA 197A (pre-departure): Introduction and discussion of alignment of this course with Penn State's "All In" campaign and with Mont Alto Campus's strategic initiative of promoting diversity; Over the next 14-15 weeks of the Fall semester, the following topics on India will be discussed: geography, culture, religion, customs and tradition, food habits, Bollywood, cricket, bilateral relations with the US, emerging global power, etiquette and local customs while in country, safety and precautions, travel documents etc. 

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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 open to students of all majors and at all campuses.
  • 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 accommodations.

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 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Somjit Barat 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 contact the program leader Somjit Barat

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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.