Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Colombia Program

Colombia Program Info Session Wednesday, January 17 at 6:15 PM in C-9 Atherton Hall
  • Time

    Five-week, three-credit summer program (May 7 - June 11, 2018)

  • Location

    Colombia: Bogotá, Cartagena, Tolima, other destinations to be determined

  • Eligibility

    Scholars in all majors

  • Credits

    Three honors credits

  • Application Deadline

    February 15

Program Summary

Colombia has experienced profound economic, social and political change over the last two generations, and is now in a "post-conflict" stage having concluded a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.. The SHC Colombia Program examines these changes in different regional settings, and in large cities through small towns and the countryside. We interact with universities, local government offices, and a range of non-governmental organizations to gain an understanding of various aspects of Colombian, and by extension South American, economics, culture, politics, and society.

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Schreyer Scholars in all majors and semesters are eligible. Paterno Fellows aspirants in the College of the Liberal Arts and other Penn State students may be eligible on a space-available basis.

Estimated Costs (Subject to Change)

  • Round-trip ticket from the United States to Colombia, approximately $600-1000
  • Required three credits of summer tuition and fees
  • Estimated program fee covering lodging and in-country transportation will be determined in January 2018. 70% of summer tuition (not fees) will be applied to program expenses, which should make for a smaller program fee.

Application Deadline & Process

The application process will be determined in January 2018 and final participation including payment for summer credits and any program fee must be confirmed by March 15.

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