Program Selection

Embedded Courses

  • A course that offered in the spring or fall and includes an overseas field trip.
  • Length of field trip is approximately 10 days.
  • Costs are generally between $1,800 and $2,500.
  • Faculty members who teach the course lead the field trip.
  • GPA is not a criterion.
  • Available to students of all semester standings.
  • College and University scholarships are available.

Summer Programs

  • Range in time from 3 weeks to 9 weeks.
  • Some are led and taught by PSU faculty, others are courses taught in English at foreign institutions.
  • Credits range from 3 to 9, depending on the program.
  • Available courses vary by program.
  • Total cost, including tuition, can range from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • College and University scholarships are available. Other scholarships may be available, depending on program, location, and length of time abroad.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.5.
  • Most programs are open to students of all semester standings.

Semester or Year

  • Most programs are designed for fifth semester or higher students, but a few programs are available to sophomores.
  • Some programs have unpaid internship options.
  • Programs can be more or less expensive, depending on whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.5, but there are fewer programs available. A 3.0 GPA will ensure access to nearly all but a few honors programs.
  • Choose from supporting courses for your major, courses for a minor, courses to complete general education requirements, enhance your application for a graduate program, or continue language study.
  • A semester abroad is also excellent experience if you’re planning to apply for a Fulbright or other prestigious fellowship.
  • Programs in non-English-speaking countries offer language courses and courses in the major delivered in English.
  • College and University scholarships are available. Other scholarships may be available, depending on program and location.
  • Total costs can range from $17,000 to $26,000 for a semester.
  • Most, but not all programs, charge only in-state tuition, even if you are an out-of-state student.

 

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