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2013-2014 Study Abroad opportunities announced

9/3/2013 —

The benefits of a global experience during a student's college career are being stressed more and more. Fortunately for students, these opportunities are becoming more and more accessible with a variety of short-term course-embedded trips that provide not only a potentially life-changing travel experience, but also college credit. Opportunities for scholarships to cover some of the trip costs are also helping to eliminate some of the financial obstacles of participating in a global experience.

Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty are collaborating to offer a number of short-term study abroad options in a range of subject areas for the 2013-2014 academic year. Opportunities are open to all Penn State students.

Lima, Peru: March 7-16, 2014
Courses: Span 001, Span 003, Span 100, Span 100A; I B 303 (International Business Operations), MKTG 445 (Global Marketing)
Description: A Latin American International Business and Spanish language and cultural study abroad in conjunction with students and faculty from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)
Details: 20 seats available. Deposit due Sept. 30
Info: Prof. Mike Krajsa, mjk38@psu.edu or Dr. Ana Figueroa-Coddou, abf10@psu.edu

Guanajuato, Mexico: March 6-15, 2014
Courses: CIVCM 211 (Foundations in Civic and Community Engagement), BIOL 297 (The Ecology and Agriculture of Guanajuato, Mexico), WL ED 400 (Foundations of Language in Second Language Teaching)
Description: Exploration of the environment, ecology and economics of the region in conjunction with students from the University of Guanajuato
Details: Deposit due Nov. 30
Info: www.plsvasb.weebly.com

Honors Trip to London, England: March 6-13, 2014
Course: ENG 201 (What is Literature?)
Details: 18 spots available with priority to honors students
Info: Dr. Barbara Cantalupo, bac7@psu.edu, or sign up at room 217N.

CHANCE China Practicum: Summer 2014 (exact dates TBD)
Details: A collaboration with Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, that focuses on the world's vanishing fresh water supply
Info: www.chance.psu.edu

CHANCE Panama Practicum: Summer 2014 (exact dates TBD)
Details: A collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) focusing on global climate change
Info: www.chance.psu.edu

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