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Study Abroad – Sustainable Food and Environmental Systems Program

If you are interested in a study abroad program, this one is very relevant for nutrition students.  This is a semester long experience in Florence, Italy.  See the attached brochure for additional information. SFESP Brochure Fall 2016

Your advisor can help determine if credits from this program might be applicable to your nutrition degree.

Can Nutrition Majors Study Abroad?

Yes, they definitely can.  Unfortunately, I often hear nutrition students telling me they’ve heard they can’t study abroad.  There are many opportunities through Penn State and other schools for study abroad experiences.   It is very easy to do something over the summer, or even spring break,  and many students take full semesters away.  It does take planning however.  Each option in Nutritional Sciences has courses that are part of a sequence.  In order to study abroad you need to plan ahead to make sure all the necessary courses can be completed in the correct order. But, with planning this is can be accomplished.

Friday, October 16, from 3-5 PM there will be a Health and Human Development sponsored Study Abroad Fair.  Consider attending to learn more about your options.  You can also look back at past articles in this blog for nutrition specific study abroad opportunities.

  • The Global Ambassadors will be giving a “Study Abroad 101” presentation at 3:00 p.m. which provides a lot of useful information for any student interested in any study abroad program (not just in HHD).
  • Education Abroad advisors from the Office of Global Programs will be on hand to answer students’ questions.
  • Faculty and advisors representing all study abroad programs offered within HHD will be present:

o   School of Hospitality Management: various programs

o   Human Development and Family Studies: Italy

o   Health Policy and Administration: various programs

o   Global Health Minor

o   Recreation, Park and Tourism Management: various programs

o   Kinesiology: London

More information is available at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/international-programs/education-abroad-open-house

Meet with your advisor to discuss your options!

Earn 3 credits and study abroad in Italy this summer!

Earn 3 credits and study abroad in Italy this summer!
This unique online class offered through Syracuse University is paired with a 10 day trip in Tuscany to experience Mediterranean food and culture.  This course will count as a 400 level supporting course for Penn State Students.NSD 452/652 Mediterranean Food and Culture: An Italian Experience
Online class starts May 18, 2015
Trip June 8, 2015-June 19, 2015

It is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Application deadline February 20, 2015
This video explains the trip.
For further information contact:
Tanya M. Horacek, PhD, RD
Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University
426 Ostrom Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-3240


Fulbright Scholarship Information Session – Friday, April 18

The information session for the Fulbright Scholarship (Sponsored by Penn State University Fellowships Office), is on the 18th of April (Friday) 12:15 – 1:15 (doors open at 11:45), at the The Grandfather Clock Room (Atherton Hall).

The guest speaker is Walter Jackson, Program Manager from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

We invite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Penn State alumni, who hold U.S. citizenship to attend!

This event is an opportunity to ask all your questions, and to learn more about the Fulbright program application and evaluation process.

Please, RSVP by April 11 to univ-fellowships@psu.edu.

Light lunch will be served!

International Volunteer Experience – Azma International

The following post is offered on behalf of Azma International. As with all abroad experiences, evaluate programs thoroughly before deciding to participate.

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child care in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

10) Microfinance

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at www.azmainternational.org.

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at www.azmainternational.org.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

If you have ever wanted to participate in a Medical Volunteer experience abroad, you may find the announcement from Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps to be of interest.  Click on this link to read their flyer describing the program, opportunities and volunteer testimonials.  Unite For Sight-flier