Office of Science Engagement

Office of Science Engagement

Short-Term Science Programs Abroad

Short-Term Programs Abroad

Spend a summer or winter/spring break abroad
Anatomy in Italy - BIOL 497
Study the evolution of anatomy in Renaissance Italy

 

Learn more about BIOL 497

Basic Aspects of Superconductivity - PHYS 499
Study superconductivity under a Nobel Laureate in Shanghai, China

 

Learn more about PHYS 499

Biology of Eco-Health - BIOL 498A
Study the regional ecology and human-environment interaction along the Serengeti plains

 

Learn more about BIOL 498A

Cell Development & Cancer Biology - BIOL 416
Spend three weeks over the summer studying cancer biology with local students in China

Learn more about BIOL 416

Coastal Biology - BIOL 482
Research coral reefs with this spring semester course that travels to Curacao over spring break

 

Learn more about BIOL 482

Molecular Biology Summer Program
Enrich your understanding of molecular cell biology and reproductive systems in Shanghai

Learn more about the Molecular Biology Summer Program

Renewable Energy – PHYS 299
Learn how Costa Rica is a world leader in the use of renewable energy technologies

Learn more about PHYS 299

Tropical Field Ecology - BIOL 499A
Gain valuable research experience while studying the ecology of Costa Rica during winter break

Learn more about BIOL 499A

Some students find a short term program is the best way to go abroad:

 

1. Science Courses Abroad –

    • Earn three credits in science while abrod from 1-3 weeks
    • Taught when regular classes are not in session, to avoid “losing” a semester.
    • Focused on experiential learning, whether through field study or lab research in a cross-cultural context.
    • All led by faculty members from the Penn State College of Science

Explore science courses abroad using the navigation menu on the left

2. Summer or embedded programs

    • Length varies from one to twelve weeks
    • Students can often earn general education credit or credit towards a minor
    • Search for summer (term=summer) or embedded (show=outgoing embedded) opportunities on the Education Abroad website.

 

 

 

 

Local women carry supplies in Tanzania
Students pose outside of Lingyin Temple
Students hiking at Volcan Arenal in Costa Rica
Tree lined courtyard on Peking University campus

General Questions

SCIengagement@psu.edu

814-865-5000

224 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

Education Abroad

Vacant

 

Undergraduate Research

Dr. Tomalei Vess

814-865-5000

tjv4@psu.edu

Professional Development

Dr. Ann Marie Daniel

814-865-9922

amd9@psu.edu

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