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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


Iceland, the land of fire and ice, offers a unique glimpse at a people and landscape dealing with a changing global climate. Home to massive glaciers, active volcanoes, and a thriving tourist industry, Iceland serves as the perfect backdrop for understanding how people and animals can work with or against their natural environment for survival. Students on this trip will see and learn about climate change from multiple perspectives including biology, psychology, and technology such as geothermal power plants. They will also see rare and disappearing sites including North Atlantic puffin, humpback whales, and Europe's fastest retreating glacier: Solheimerjokul. By the conclusion of the trip, students will be more fully aware of how pervasive the impact of climate change can be and also possess some tools for mitigating the effects in their own community.


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Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
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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:
  • This course is open to students from all majors at the Penn State Abington 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.

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Jake Benfield by emailing jab908@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 complete an online application online (https://cvent.me/BX35W) and all students will be interviewed by Dr. Benfield or Dr. Murray prior to February 29, 2020.


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
Summer-Embedded 2020 08/21/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/11/2020 05/18/2020
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (Jake Benfield) by emailing (jab908@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.

Indicates that deadline has passed