Category Archives: Experience abroad

HHD News for Students

Global Health Minor Information Sessions
-Monday, Jan. 13, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.
-Monday, Jan. 27, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.

Women’s Leadership Initiative
-Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.
-Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.

Get Funding for your Summer Research
Erickson Discovery Grants
-Deadline: January 20

Study Abroad Week
January 20-24

HHD Education Abroad Open House – Wed, Sept. 25, 3-5pm

Explore study abroad programs led by HHD faculty all over the world.
Commons Area (first floor), HHD Building

3:00 pm – Tips for Studying Abroad: Panel Discussion with HHD students who have previously studied abroad.

Faculty Lead – Nutrition Study Abroad Tour to Tokyo

A new Maymester Schreyer Honors Course
(open to Nutritional Sciences students not in SHC)

Interested in a 15 day study abroad tour to Tokyo?  Learn more about the program and download an application form by clicking on the links that follow.

NUTR497H (2 cr) in spring on the special topic of Japanese Food Culture, combined with NUTR499 (1 cr), a ~15-day trip to Tokyo in Maymester. The students will receive their grade and credits after the trip and submission of a final writing assignment.

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Global Health Minor Information Sessions


Global Health Minor Information sessions will be held in The Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building.
2018 Fall Semester
Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
Monday, December 10 at 3 p.m.

2019 Spring Semester
Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 31 at 6 p.m

Minor Goals and Activities
• Develop the capacity to think, talk, and write critically about global health issues and challenges.
• Complete a five-week supervised fieldwork experience in South Africa, Tanzania, or Ecuador.
• Prepare for occupations that demand global thinking, understanding and experience.
Global Health is a competitive minor, open to any Penn State student who is enrolled at the University Park campus and who has declared a major field of study.
After attending an information session, students who are interested in applying for the Global Health Minor should schedule an advising appointment to meet with the Global Health Minor Program Director, Dr. Dana Naughton. Thirty-minute advising sessions may be arranged by contacting the staff of the Department of Biobehavioral Health at 814-863-7256. Application
materials will be provided to students at the time of meeting.
Applications are due February

See the GH-Session_Flyer for additional information.

HHD Education Abroad Open House – 9/27/18

Explore study abroad programs led by HHD faculty all over the world on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. in the Commons Area (first floor) of the Health and Human Development Building. For more information contact: or or #HHDStudyAbroad

Spring Break Opportunity to Study Abroad: Anatomy in Italy

This spring, the Biology Department will once again be offering BIOL 475N – “Anatomy in Italy: Cadavers, Culture and Science.” This 3-credit course, listed as a “fascinating blend of Biology and History, investigating the evolution of anatomy and physiology in Renaissance Italy” can be used as either a GH or GN course. It will meet once per week this spring at UP and includes a co-requisite course, IT 175: Italian Language & Culture for Embedded Experiences Abroad which will meet twice per week this spring. All students must be enrolled in both courses.  Over Spring Break 2019 all students and instructors will then travel to Florence, Bologna and Verona.

To be eligible to enroll in this course, students must:

  1. Complete either BIOL 129 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 240 or BIOL 472 or KINES 202 or another anatomy course (BIOL 297 or 497) by the end of Fall 2018. 
  2. Apply for course entry by September 22, 2018 by e-mailing all of the following information to your full name, Penn State email address, 9-digit ID number, major, class standing (i.e. sophomore, junior, etc.), current cumulative GPA, and a statement about why you would like to enroll in this course.
  3. If accepted, there will be a course travel fee of $3250 (for airfare, lodging, ground transportation, museum admission and some meals).

For more information, please visit Penn State’s Anatomy in Italy 2019 Facebook page.

Join Penn State UNESCO Youth as Researchers Program

The 2019 UNESCO Youth as Researchers program and seek participation from undergraduate students across all colleges.  This program trains youth and young adults to create and carry out youth-driven and youth-owned social justice research projects of their choosing.

In this program Penn State undergraduate students work together to identify problems of relevance to their communities and societies. They then rigorously study these issues, providing detailed frameworks for social change to program and policy makers. Equally important they share their research findings from a wide range of interests through social media and other outlets. UNESCO believes that a trans-disciplinary approach to addressing social justice issues is crucial and encourage participation from students across our various academic areas.

Our program met with great success last year in the US and Ireland and we seek to make it even better this year.  We are expanding the program to Vietnam, Russia, France, Myanmar, and South Africa this year to increase this important youth researcher cohort. For more information, visit the following sites: or )