Students will engage with adult working professionals to prepare for geospatial careers after graduation, work with international students at a research and technical university in Europe, gain first-hand experience about the European refugee crisis, develop solutions to the European refugee crisis, visit international mapping and humanitarian organizations in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands, apply geospatial technologies to create visualizations and analyses of refugee migration data, and participate in a unique education-based research and study abroad opportunity to learn more about and utilize geospatial technologies' ability to address a humanitarian crisis.
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 juniors and seniors in all campuses who have a major in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the MGIS Program in World Campus.
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 dormitory/student residence.
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 Fritz Kessler, by emailing email@example.com 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: Fritz Kessler by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 musthave submitted an application, but the deadline has already passed.
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:
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Fritz Kessler, by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.
** 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.