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  • Locations: Cuzco, Peru; Lima, Peru; Ocongate, Peru
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:

Program Overview     

This program is organized as embedded travel associated with GEOG 496: Modeling Environmental Processes in Dynamic Glacial Landscapes.
This program will finalize data collection efforts spanning 6 years, mostly recently with the 12-student embedded travel in 2016 and 2017 EMS CAUSE program.
Specific activities include downloading and retrieving groundwater monitoring instruments, mapping subsurface features in the soil, and developing virtual reality content for teaching, outreach, and student engagement in partnership with Penn State Chorophronesis (Director: Alex Klippel).
The leaders of the program (Michael Nassry and Denice Wardrop) have led previous trips to this research site using the same guide, transportation, and lodging itinerary as this program during the 2016 and 2017 academic years.

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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:
  • No pre-requisites.
  • This program is open to students of all majors at University Park only.
  • 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 stays.

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: Michael Nassry 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.

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 2017 03/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
Rolling Admission 03/03/2018 03/09/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Michael Nassry by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program

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