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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


In Spring 2020 the Advertising and Public Relations Department will have an embedded study abroad section of COMM 450a Search Engine Marketing that is going to Dublin, Ireland, for spring break. This course teaches search engine marketing and digital advertising as students run real campaigns for real clients. In Spring 2020 the client will be an Irish non-governmental organization. Students will travel to Dublin for Spring Break, March 5-14, to meet with the client, finalize their campaign proposals and present their strategies. The students will also explore Dublin and the surrounding area to gain insights into Irish culture that will help them develop and optimize their international campaign. Activities will include guest lectures and business visits, as well as four enriching excursions. When students return to the U.S. they will execute the campaign and report results and recommendations to the client.


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Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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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:
  • Pre-requisites: COMM 320 or COMM 370. Preferences are given to those who have completed additional courses in the DTMA minor: IST 110, COMM 310, COMM 372, COMM 450B. Sophomore semester standing.
  • This course will be offered to all majors at the University Park 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 hotel/hostel 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.

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For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Colleen Connolly-Ahern by emailing cuc15@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 interview with 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 03/14/2020
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (Colleen Connolly-Ahern) by emailing (cuc15@psu.edu) 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.

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