Penn State Liberal Arts Embedded Courses

In the College of the Liberal Arts, we believe that global experiences can play an integral role in your personal, academic and career development. In addition to the wide array of semester and summer study abroad programs offered by Penn State, the College of the Liberal Arts offers short-term global opportunities through embedded courses.

Embedded courses are Penn State courses taken on campus or online that include a short-term international travel component, typically during Spring Break or Maymester. Embedded courses are an excellent opportunity for students who are seeking a shorter, more affordable alternative to a traditional study abroad program. For many students, embedded courses serve as a great introduction to international learning that spark a desire to pursue additional global experiences in the future. 

Below, you will find a list of all the Liberal Arts embedded courses that will be offered in the 2019-20 academic year. For information about future embedded course offerings, please contact the Liberal Arts Manager of Global Experiences – see contact information below.


Fall 2019 Liberal Arts Embedded Courses

*Students from all majors are welcome to participate in Liberal Arts Embedded Courses. International students are also welcome to participate in embedded programs, and should be aware of any visa requirements that may be necessary for their program location.

Remember to consult with your academic adviser about how a specific course may fit in with your degree plan. Students nearing graduation MUST meet with their academic adviser to ensure that the timing of their embedded program aligns with their graduation plans.

Criminology in the Netherlands: CRIM 100, CRIM 201, CRIM 430 or CRIM 432

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  November 24 – 30, 2019

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Race, Crime and Justice: CRIM 451 (online course)

  Willemstad, Curacao

  November 23 – 30, 2019

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Arabic Cultural Program in Jordan: All Arabic Courses 

  Amman, Jordan

  December 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

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Spring 2020 Liberal Arts Embedded Courses

Anatomy in Italy: IT 175 & BIOL 475N

 Florence, Italy

  Spring Break 2020

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Business Chinese in Nanjing: CHNS 412

  Nanjing, China

  Spring Break 2020

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Child Psychoanalysis in Chile: PSYCH 476

  Santiago, Chile

  Spring Break 2020

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Cultural Experience in Georgia: All Russian Courses

 Tbilisi, Georgia

  Spring Break 2020

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Early & Elementary Education in Italy: PSYCH 212 or 432

 Rome, Italy

  Spring Break 2020

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Economics of the Swiss Economy: ECON 315, 333 or 397

 Berne, Switzerland & Colmar, France

  Spring Break 2020

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Organized Crime in Curacao: CRIM 425 (online course) plus optional KINES 001

 Willemstad, Curacao

  Spring Break 2020

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Social Problems in London: SOC 005

 London, England

  Spring Break 2020

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Family Leave Practices in Scandinavia: CAS 352

  Copenhagen, Denmark & Oslo, Norway

  Maymester 2020

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Language and Culture in Benin: AFR/LING 497

 Cotonou and Bassila, Benin

  Maymester 2020

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Additional Study Abroad Opportunities

Questions?

Set up an appointment with Chelsea Keen or another career coach from the Career Enrichment Network to discuss embedded courses, study abroad options, and how you can connect your global experiences to your future career. Appointments can be made through your Nittany Lion Careers account.

Chelsea Keen, M.Ed.
Manager of Global Experiences & Career Coach
Career Enrichment Network | College of the Liberal Arts
cer19@psu.edu