Study Abroad Student Instructions
Students who plan on studying abroad through PSU Global Programs and transferring courses back to PSU for Economics credits are required to set up a meeting with Wayne Geerling. This meeting needs to occur before the study abroad trip. Wayne is the liaison for study abroad in the Economics Department.
Office: Kern 306
For current Study Abroad office hours, see the following webpage:
Wayne will evaluate the study abroad courses chosen by the student and make decisions for the level of credit that will transfer back to PSU.
Setting up the Meeting
Email or call Wayne to arrange the meeting. Come to your meeting prepared – You should have ideas of which courses you are interested in taking. Wayne will evaluate your courses, but will not pick courses for you. You also need to provide a syllabus for the course. If the Office of Global Programs says the syllabus is not available, the student should contact the University they will be attending abroad.
The Economics Department has the final say in how Economics courses are transferred back for Economics credit. We may not agree with course evaluations provided by Smeal or the Office of Global Programs. It is mandatory to meet with Wayne before your semester abroad.
A maximum of 6 ECON credits can be transferred to PSU and used in the major from study abroad. Of these 6 credits, a maximum of 3 credits can be used at the 400 level. A
maximum of 3 ECON credits can be transferred to PSU and used in the minor. It is also recommended to meet with an Economics Department advisor before your journey abroad. See the Advising Schedule page for information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens if I decide to study through a non-PSU global program or change my mind about courses I would like to enroll in? Please speak with your advisor, who will work with James Tierney (firstname.lastname@example.org) to establish the level of transfer credits.