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Program Description:

Program Overview     

As of this time (September), we do not have a finalized itinerary since this is a new course. I can tell you that the course will involve several pre-trip meetings before the travel component of the course takes place over Spring Break. Our trip will include visits to some very large Danish brewing facilities and brewing science research centers, as well as trips to smaller, boutique, and/or unusual breweries. We'll also tour some companies representing industries that support the larger brewing industry in Denmark and beyond, and visit some academic brewing science labs at the University of Copenhagen. We'll spend the bulk of our time in and around Copenhagen, but will also travel to other parts of Denmark on several days.

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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:
  • The pre-requisites for this course include FD SC 400 and FD SC 408 for undergraduate students. This pre-req is waived for graduate students in food science. Those who have not completed FD SC 400 and FD SC 408 can still apply, as we will waive the pre-reqs if we are unable to fill the course roster; however, this is a very unlikely scenario, as interest in this course is high. In other words, if you are not a junior or senior food science major, or not a graduate student in food science, there is a very small chance that you will make the final class roster. If you are an undergraduate food science major that has not completed FD SC 400 and FD SC 408, the course will most likely be offered again during the spring 2020 semester. A similar course, FD SC 460 (Food Production in Italy; will be offered during the spring 2019 semester.

    If you are an undergraduate food science major currently taking FD SC 400 and FD SC 408 this semester, you are eligible to apply to participate in this course. However, if you are accepted into this course but do not earn a passing grade in FD SC 400 and/or 408 this semester, you will be removed from the course roster.
  • This course is open to food science majors at University Park.
  • 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 Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Ryan Elias 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 meet the pre-requisites, and then are ranked based on semester standing, GPA, and the strength of tan application.

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
Spring- Embedded 2020 08/21/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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