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Summer Break Study Abroad

A few of PSU's partner universities offer summer opportunities - you may study sustainable energy in Germany, wildlife biology in Finland, or take general education courses in Korea!

The application form can be acquired from the Study Abroad Coordinator in International Programs & Services. For more information contact the Study Abroad Coordinator. 

Program information is updated each February for the upcoming academic year.

Summer Exchange Options 

Chile

University Mayor - Intensive Spanish

Location: Santiago, Chile 
Dates: June 23 to July 18, 2014 
Tuition: $1571 includes housing and meals

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Finland

University of Jyväskylä: Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences 2013

Location: Jyväskylä, Finland 
Dates: May 20 to June 14, 2013 in 4 one-week sessions
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Tuition waived for PSU students 

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Brief description: 
The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences is composed of 14 interdisciplinary courses for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in e.g. art and culture studies, education, communication, psychology and management. Courses are taught in English. For more information visit the web site and view the brochures linked below. Courses for 2012:

    • 19 - 23 May 2014
      Finnish Language and Culture (Language and Culture Studies)
      Caring Leadership (Education)
      Educational Cultures (Intercultural Education)
      Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and Other Arts (Psychology)

      26 - 30 May 2014
      Education in Finland (Education)
      Diversity Management (Education)
      Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling (Psychology)
      Physical activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International perspectives (Health Sciences)

      2 - 6 June 2014
      Sport Psychology for Performance Enhancement (Sport and Exercise Psychology)
      Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations and Learning Communities (Education)
      International Marketing (Business studies)
      Studies in Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology)

      9 - 13 June 2014
      Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Communication)
      Sport Marketing (Sport Sciences) PLEASE NOTE: the study module will last until Saturday 14 June
      Basics of Argumentation and Rhetorics (Philosophy)

University of Oulu: Northern Nature and Environment Field Studies Courses

Location: Oulu and National Parks in Northern Finland
Dates: June  - August,  (may attend one session or all)
Application Deadline - March 1

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Brief description: 

    • 1. Field Course in Aquatic Animals (2 Credits) -  June 6-12 is the Field Studies Course at Oulanka National Park
      • Contents: Identification of the most important freshwater fishes and invertebrates. Demonstrations of the most frequently-used sampling methods.
      • Working methods: Summer: 6 h lectures in Oulu and 70 h of field work and demonstrations in Oulanka research station.
    • 2. Field Course in Ecological Botany (3 Credits) June 26 - July 9 is the Field Studies Course
      • Contents: Vegetation in the coast of Bothnian Bay (2 days) and basics of boreal forest and mire vegetation classification and types at Oulanka Research Station (8 days).
      • Working methods: Lectures 10 h, field demonstrations and exercises 70 h. Field exams for plant identification and mire ecology. Seminar, report.
      • Prerequisites: Course on Identification of Plant Species.
    • 3. Field Course in Terrestrial Animals (2 Credits) August 7-16
      • Contents: The fauna in different kinds of terrestrial habitats is studied using several ecological sampling and research methods. The course is held at the Oulanka Research Station, Kuusamo, and deals with identification and ecology of invertebrates, mammals (especially small mammals), gallinaceous birds and birds of prey. The exercises take place partly in the field and partly in the laboratory. Data gained during the course is analyzed. The results are reported (in PowerPoint) and presented in the final seminar in Kuusamo.
      • Working methods: 70 h demonstrations and practicals, one species and theory exam, seminar.

France

La Rochelle Business School

Location: La Rochelle, France
Dates: Session 1: June 3-28, 2013; Session 2: July 1-26, 2013; Session 3:August 5-23, 2013
Application Deadline: March 1 to PSU to be eligible for stipend

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Brief Description:
Programs are designed to help students deepen their knowledge of Business, Tourism, and Management in the European context. All courses are taught in English. Cost for PSU students, 1250 Euros per session for tuition and accommodation.

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Germany

TU Bergakademie Freiberg: International Summer School on Sustainable Energy

Location: Freiberg, Germany 
Dates: May 21 to June 21, 2013
Application deadline: February 10, 2013

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Brief description:
For the eleventh time Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in cooperation with "Verein Freunde und Förderer der TU Bergakademie Freiberg e.V." offers a five-week interdisciplinary summer course in sustainable energy technology. Students shall be acquainted with the most recent technological developments related to the use of sustainable energies as well as current widely-used technological solutions. Excursions to relevant companies and research institutions are an important part of the course. The course will be taught in English. In addition to the engineering course, German language classes are part of the programme. Those classes are supplemented by lectures on German history and culture which are given in English. The academic course will be accompanied by an extensive cultural program featuring weekend trips to Berlin and Prague, day trips to Dresden and the Freiberg mountain region as well as concerts, sports events and a day in a German family.

Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder): Global Studies 2014

Location: Frankfurt Oder
Dates: May 26 - July 4, 2014
Application deadline: February 23, 2014

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Brief Description:
The program includes two academic courses: 1. Introduction to Global Studies and 2. Post-Communist Transformation in Eastern Central Europe and the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union. Program also includes excursions to Berlin and Potsdam, crash course in German, optional excursion to Poland.

Korea

Hanyang University International Summer School

Location: Seoul, South Korea 
Dates: June 28 - July 25, 2014
Application deadline: March 1, 2014 - late applications can be accepted but students will not be eligible for stipends. 

Link to Website                 Link to Courses

Brief description:
The Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of Korea and Northeast Asia in general. The HISS programs are structured to promote a better understanding for students through a variety of lectures and exciting activities. Lectures are offered in the areas of Korean studies, Korean language, Humanities/Language studies, International Business and Economics, International Relations, Science, Engineering, Journalism, Design/Fine Arts, Music, and Sports. For more information about the program visit the program link below.

Kyung Hee University: Kyung Hee Collaborative 2014 Summer Program 

Location: Seoul, Korea 
Dates: tba
Application deadline: March 1, 2014 - late applications can be accepted but students will not be eligible for stipends. 

Link to Website

Brief description: 
The Global Collaborative Summer Program is based on institutional agreements between Kyung Hee University and University of Pennsylvania and East Asia’s finest universities; Peking University in China, Ritsumeikan University in Japan, Moscow State University in Russia as well as the United Nations and Conference of NGOs(CONGO). Through high-quality research, education and diverse modules on Global Governance and East Asian Civilization, this program will present an opportunity for students around the world to come together for a better understanding of each other. Each year, students from more than 30 different countries join the program to experience the diverse cultures represented among the students and have opportunity to exchange opinions with global opinion leaders. Courses will be taught in English. Two tracks are available: 1. UN and NGO's, 2. Global Governance and East Asian Civilization. For more information visit the program link below. The Kyung Hee Program strives to promote better understanding of the East Asian region and the world, in conjunction with current quests for "multiculturalism" and "global trust." It integrates education, research and practice. The program offers 4 weeks of intensive sessions in which students can take a maximum of 2 courses. Click here for more information on the 2012 program.

 

Malta

University of Malta

Location: Msida and Valleta, Malta
Dates: June, 2014
Application deadline:  March 1, 2014, late applications can be accepted but students will not be eligible for stipends.

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Brief Description:

Subjects offered in 2014 include: Near Eastern Studies; Military Architecture of the Baroque Age; Underwater Archaeology, Caravaggio: Art and Knighthood, Military Architecture in Baroque Malta, and Mediterranean Coast: Threats and Opportunities (environmental issues)

Taiwan

Southern Taiwan University (STUT)

Location: Suburb of Tainan City, Taiwan
Dates: TBA
Application deadline: March 1, 2014, late applications can be accepted but students will not be eligible for stipends.

Link to Website

Brief Description:
Two-week Chinese language camp. This program is designed to introduce Chinese language and Taiwanese culture to students who are interested in the beauties of Asia with the hope to enhance the cultural exchange and intercommunication between Southern Taiwan University and international students. Chinese courses are offered in the morning and in the afternoon there are many interesting cultural visits. There is also a two day and one night trip to the a famous tourist spot in the area.

*Program deadlines may come after the March 1st deadline for PSU. You will need to have begun your application with the study abroad advisor in International Programs & Services on or before March 1st in order to be eligible for a stipend, and approved by the PSU Study Abroad Committee to participate in the exchange program.

National Formosa University

Location: Huwei Township, Yulin County
Dates: June 28-July 6, 2014
Application for 2014

Brief Description:

Non credit-bearing experience. Help out at a week-long English camp.

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