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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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PSU Direct Enroll China: Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou University
Zhengzhou, China

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Study at Zhengzhou University, PSU's sister-university in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. One of the capitals of the ancient world, Zhengzhou today is a major market and transportation center of over  8 million people. The cit y[...]
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Haifa is Israel's third largest city. First and foremost a port city for international commerce, it has in recent decades become a major center for Israel's high-tech industry. Build on Mount Carmel, Haifa is a collection [...]
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa - Summer Program
Haifa, Israel

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Haifa is Israel's third largest city. First and foremost a port city for international commerce, it has in recent decades become a major center for Israel's high-tech industry. Build on Mount Carmel, Haifa is a collection [...]
PSU Direct Enroll Japan: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Shudo University - Summer
Hiroshima, Japan

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Hiroshima faces the tranquil Seto Inland Sea in an environment richly endowed with natural beauty. The northern part of the city is mountainous, offering recreation opportunities in water sports in the summer and snow sports in th e[...]
PSU Exchange England: London, London College of Communication (Exchange)
London, England

Terms: Fall
Description: Program Overview  The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed [...]
PSU Exchange Italy: Bologna, University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Terms: Academic Year, Fall-Winter, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Studying at the University of Bologna (Unibo) is a great choice for students who have already studied Italian at the college level for at least 2 years.  PSU students are able to take courses in Italian, as well as enroll in [...]
PSU Exchange Japan: Kyoto, Doshisha University (Exchange)
Kyoto, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall-Winter, Spring
Description: Program Overview Doshisha university was founded in 1875 as the Doshisha Academy for English studies by Joseph Hardy Nesima. Nesima was known as an internationally minded person, because he was the flrst Japanese citizen to receive a degree f rom[...]
PSU Exchange Japan: Osaka, Kansai Gaidai University (Exchange)
Osaka, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Kansai Gaidai University is located midway between Osaka, Japan’s second largest commercial center and Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. This places Kansai Gaidai University as a bridge between the new Japan and the old J apan,[...]
PSU Exchange Japan: Sapporo, Hokkaido University (JLCSP) (Exchange)
Sapporo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall-Winter, Spring
Description: Program Overview Sapporo ("important river flowing through a plain") in Ainu language is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation's youngest major cities. In 1857, the city's p opulation[...]
PSU Exchange Japan: Sapporo, HUSTEP Program (Exchange)
Sapporo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall-Winter, Spring
Description: Program Overview Sapporo ("important river flowing through a plain") in Ainu language is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation's youngest major cities. In 1857, the city's p opulation[...]
PSU Exchange Korea: Ulsan, University of Ulsan
Ulsan, South Korea

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Until the early 1960s, the city of Ulsan was a fishing port and agricultural center. However, as the Ulsan Industrial District began to build up in 1962, it emerged as an industrial center of Korea. The city became home to major i ndustrial[...]
PSU Exchange South Korea: Asan, Soonchunhyang University (Exchange)
Asan, South Korea

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Soonchunhyang University offers students an excellent environment, well-suited to studying and learning about the Korean language, history, and culture. Located on the central west coast of South Korea, Soonchunhyang University is [...]
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Exchange)
Seoul, South Korea

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Hanyang University is located in eastern Seoul and is one of the largest and highest ranked universities in Korea. As of March 2001, the University comprised twenty Colleges, ninety-two Departments, fifteen Schools where stude nts[...]
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Summer) (Exchange)
Seoul, South Korea

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Hanyang University is located in eastern Seoul and is one of the largest and highest ranked universities in Korea. The University is comprised of twenty Colleges, ninety-two Departments, and fifteen Schools where students [...]
PSU Exchange South Korea: Ulsan, University of Ulsan (Summer)
Ulsan, South Korea

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview  Until the early 1960's, the city of Ulsan was a fishing port and agricultural center. However, as the Ulsan Industrial District began to build up in 1962, it emerged as an industrial center of Korea. The city became home [...]
PSU Exchange Taiwan: Kaohsiung, National Sun Yat-Sen University (Exchange)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Spend a term or a full year on exchange at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's maritime capital. With a population of approximately 3 million, Kaohsiung is located in the southern region of Taiwan and is [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Borneo: Environmental & Cultural Sustainability
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Terms: Winter
Description: Program Overview This Honors seminar (open to students outside of the Honors College) identifies the challenges to environmental and cultural sustainability in the region and supports efforts to preserve this inheritance in the midst of [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Costa Rica: Grecia - Cultural and Language Immersion for Social Workers in Costa Rica
Grecia, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This program offers a two week course of cultural and Spanish language immersion for social workers in Costa Rica (course A) with an optional extended stay for independent study and volunteer experience (Course B). The course [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Costa Rica: Turrialba - Capstone
Turrialba, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview   This capstone provides an opportunity to learn about Costa Rica and immerse yourself in the culture. The course includes a 17 day service-learning experience in the city of Turrialba, Costa Rica. In Turrialba, you will lea rn[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Cuba: Havana: Governance, Community, and Contradiction
Havana, Cuba

Terms: Fall
Description: Program Overview Students participating in the Cuba program will connect with Cubans directly to learn first hand about the Cuban experience. Students will begin by spending one week in the historic and vibrant capital city of Havana. Then, studen ts[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Ecuador: Mompiche - Re-thinking Chamanga, Reconstruction in the Frame of Cultural and Ecological Considerations
Chamanga, Ecuador; Mompiche, Ecuador

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview In 2016 Chamanga, Manta, and many other fishing villages in the Esmeralda province of Ecuador suffered a severe earthquake and tsunami. The destruction has challenged Ecuador at a time of political (presidential election), and eco nomic[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Ecuador: Quito - Education Abroad for Speech-Language Pathologists
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This six-week program is intended for professional speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and graduate or post-bac students in speech-language pathology who have basic Spanish skills. It provides the opportunity to experience immersi on[...]
PSU Faculty-Led England: London - Sustainable Policy, Planning, & Property Development
London, England; Sheffield, England

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the planning and real estate development systems in England. While it is often assumed because of shared language and close historical ties that the US and Englan d[...]
PSU Faculty-Led France: Aups: Geography of Food in Provence
Aups, France

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview The focus of the course is on the food-producing landscape and culture of Provence, including the patterns, processes, and cultural meaning of food production and consumption. There will be both group and independent field and stu dy[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Germany: Berlin - The Fall and Rise of an Art City
Berlin, Germany

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Since the Fall of the Wall in November 1989, Berlin has awoken and risen from decades of post-war slumber to become one of the top art cities in the world. Berlin: The Fall + Rise of an Art City is a course designed to g ive[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Ghana: Accra - Examining the Self, Society, Education, and Service in a Developing Nation
Accra, Ghana

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview         Have you ever wondered about why we are here? Or why different people and different societies come up with such radically different answers to that question? Do you enjoy being around joyful people [...]
PSU Faculty-Led India: Madurai - Service-Learning: Engagement & Cultural Understanding
Madurai, India

Terms: Winter
Description: Program Overview This graduate level course will focus on service-learning in the context of educational, governmental and non-profit organizations in India.  Students will explore through participation and academic research the logistical an d[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Italy: Reggio Emilia - Early Childhood Reggio Study Tour
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview This study group is designed specifically for small groups of graduate and undergraduate students and accompanying professors whose work with students at U.S. colleges and universities is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach t o[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Italy: Sicily - Food and the Mediterranean Culture of Sicily
Catania, Italy; Cefalu, Italy; Erice, Italy; Etna, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Ragusa, Italy; Segesta, Italy; Sicily, Italy; Siracusa, Italy; Taormina, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview The Siracusa, Sicily program offers a unique opportunity to begin or continue your Italian language study while learning about the history, the culture and food traditions of Sicily.   Sicily’s complex history has lef t[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Japan: Sendai - Learn from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis
Ishinomaki, Japan; Rikuzentakata, Japan; Sendai, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) is an interdisciplinary institute whose focus is on research, educational outreach and community enlightenment. This initiative, created with the c ollaboration[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Japan: Tokyo - Similarly Different: Portland Designers in Japan
Kyoto, Japan; Okayama-shi, Japan; Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Japan is often looked at as the future for many things, including design. It's a common destination for creatives all over the globe to go for inspiration. It's not that the role of design in Japan is any different seen el sewhere[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Korea: Seoul - International Field Experience: Seoul Human and Social Service Case Study
Seoul, South Korea

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview In the world of increased interdependence and globalization, the need for cross-culturally competent human and social service practice and administration has increased in recent years. The growing demand for recognition of the [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Malaysia: Borneo Capstone: Tropical Field Biology
Borneo, Malaysia; Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This course is designed to use a singular example in order to frame the broader issue of conservation and climate change. In particular, the experience is designed to take place in the Danau Girang Field Centre, a research facilit y[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Mexico: Guanajuato - Mixed-Media & Printmaking
Guanajuato, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Discover Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage city, through art. You will investigate how the rich heritage of Mexico translates into your creative practice at Piramidal Gráfica, a printmaking studio, gallery, [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Netherlands: Delft - Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands: Pedestrian, Bicycle & Public Transport
Delft, Netherlands

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This 6-credit program presents an introduction to transportation engineering and design applications in the European context. The course will emphasize the differences between U.S. and Dutch standards. The curriculum will feature ma terial[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Nicaragua: Capstone: Global Aging and Health: Enhancing Communities in Nicaragua
Multiple, Nicaragua

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Overview This multidisciplinary, six-credit program has two components: (1) spring term pre-travel project preparation and classroom learning; and (2) a two-week service-learning experience in Nicaragua (tentative travel dates: June 20-Jul y[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Nicaragua: Finca Esperanza Verde - Theory and Practice of Sustainability: Regenerative practices for self and community
Finca Esperanza Verde, Nicaragua

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Spend a week in the mountains of Nicaragua, immersed in regenerative practices for self and local communities and ecosystems.  Finca Esperanza Verde offers a close up look at a community that is intentionally engaging in econom ic,[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Nicaragua: Sustainable International Community Development
Managua, Nicaragua

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This summer program in Nicaragua offers a four-week traveling seminar open to 6-8 upper-division students from any major (preference will be given Community Development majors and minors, and to International Development majors). [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Peru: Huaraz - Living Systems Immersion: Sustainability & PDC in the Peruvian Andes
Huaraz, Peru

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This course provides an immersion for students to experientially learn about holistic systems for sustainability and earn Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).  Hosted at an off-grid site in the Peruvian Andes and facilita ted[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Peru: Lima: Study Tour in La Casa Amarilla: A Deep Journey into a Socioconstructivist Educational Project
Lima, Peru

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This course offers a study tour trip to Lima, Peru and helps students to focus their learning within a dialogue framework with South American and U.S. Educators focused on the philosophies of Reggio Emilia through a network of div erse[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Spain: Capstone - Discovering Spain: A Sense of Place
Bilbao, Spain; Costa de Castros, Spain; Mougas, Spain; San Sebastian, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Segovia, Spain; Toledo, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Discover Spain: the diverse regions, cultures and people.  In this course we will immerse ourselves in the culture and study the history of Spain using music as a lens whenever possible.  We’ll visit unique regions [...]
PSU Faculty-Led Spain: Granada and Mougas - Culture and Community in Spain: Harnessing Collaboration for Community Development
Granada, Spain; Mougas, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Spain has a rich history of harnessing collective power for the development of its communities. During this three-week in-country course students will explore the roles of civic participation and collaboration in community develop ment.    The[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Spain: Zamora - International Capstone: Spain, Society & Culture
Zamora, Spain

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This service learning experience is designed to immerse students in Spanish culture and society by collaborating with a nonprofit social service based organization in the province of Zamora, in the region of Castilla y León ,[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Vietnam: Comparative Policy and Sustainability Field Study
Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hoi An, Vietnam; Tam Ky, Vietnam

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview This course will provide students an opportunity to explore issues of governance, public engagement, student-to-student ties, policy development, sustainable development, and pollution management on-site in five unique locations i n[...]
PSU Faculty-Led Vietnam: Global Village
Hoi An, Vietnam

Terms: Summer
Description: Program Overview Through a collaboration between Hiroshima Jogakuin University (HJU), DaNang University, the Sarus Program and the Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area, students will have a unique, hands-on field experience opportunity in centra l[...]
PSU Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
Description: Program Overview Spend time in Szeged, a city situated near the southern border of Hungary on the banks of the Tisza River. With a population of 177,000, Szeged is the cultural and economic center of southeastern Hungary, yet maintains the atmosph ere[...]
PSU Taiwan: Kaohsiung, National Sun Yat-Sen University (CLC)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Description: Program Overview  Spend a summer at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's maritime capital. With a population of approximately 1.5 million, Kaohsiung is located in the southern region of Taiwan and is the island’s [...]
Rothberg International School - Summer Program
Jerusalem, Israel

Terms: Summer
Rothberg International School - Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
Jerusalem, Israel

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring