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  • Locations: Lagun, Curacao
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


KINES 001 (1.5 GHA credits) is an embedded web based course to expose students to the fundamentals of physical fitness while incorporating organized outdoor adventure activities in Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean. Curriculum track format will include web based lecture modules, fitness assessments, and fitness based class field trips. Students will gain hands on participation of outdoor adventure and fitness activities in different regions of the island of Curacao. Throughout the course students will explore health and fitness components that directly reflect on specific fitness activities, the role of stretching, proper hydration, nutrition, stress, personal motivation and more. Students will apply their hands-on experiences and integrate content from all their course content with collective insight in order to craft an educationally sound poster. All enrolled students will be required to travel to Curacao in order to participate in the outdoor adventure fitness activities.


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Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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Eligibility


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 course is open to to all majors in the College of Liberal Arts 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/hostel overnight 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: Lori Gravish Hurtack by emailing lag138@psu.edu.
 

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 2020 08/21/2019
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Rolling Admission 03/06/2020 03/11/2020
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Lori Gravish by emailing lag138@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program

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