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Short-Term Programs Abroad

Students Abroad

A short-term study abroad course fits into almost any academic plan:

Science Courses Abroad

    • Earn three credits in science while abroad for 1-4 weeks
    • Taught while regular classes are not in session, to avoid “losing” a whole semester.
    • Focused on experiential learning, whether through field study or lab research in a cross-cultural context.
    • Led by faculty members from the Penn State College of Science
    • Students can often earn general education credit or credit towards a minor while abroad
    • Search for summer (Term=Summer) or embedded (Show=Outgoing Embedded) opportunities on the Education Abroad website.

Spend three weeks over the summer studying cancer biology with local students in China. Learn more about BIOL 416

Study the evolution of human anatomy and physiology throughout the Italian Renaissance, while visiting Florence, Bologna, and other cities throughout Italy. Learn more about SC 475N

Research coral reefs with this spring semester course that travels to Curacao over spring break. Learn more about BIOL 483.

Learn biological oceanography and sailing onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer around Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This course will expose students to the wide range of organisms, from microbes to animals, living in the open ocean. Learn more about BIOL 497

Study the regional ecology and human-environment interaction along the Serengeti plains. Learn more about BIOL 498A

Gain valuable research experience while studying the ecology of Costa Rica during winter break. Learn more about BIOL 499A

Travel to Beijing, China to study Mathematics at Peking University. Also, explore the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Learn more about MATH 497

Learn how Costa Rica is a world leader in the use of renewable energy technologies. Learn more about SC 290