Five-week, three-credit summer program (May 7 - June 11, 2018)
Colombia: Bogotá, Cartagena, Tolima, other destinations to be determined
All Penn State students, with priority for Schreyer Scholars and Paterno Fellows aspirants
Three honors credits
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.
- 2015 photos in Universidad de Cartagena, Ibagué and Murillo (Columbia)
- 2015 Video in Ibagué (Colombia)
- 2014 Colombia Blog
- 2014 Photos at the Instituto Caro y Cuervo in Bogotá
This program is open to all Penn State students, with priority given to Schreyer Scholars and Paterno Fellows aspirants.
- Round-trip ticket from the United States to Colombia, approximately $600-1000
- Required three credits of summer tuition and fees
- $700 additional program fee; Schreyer Scholars will receive a $500 refund via scholarship for this fee
Applications, through the Education Abroad website, must be submitted by February 1. Decisions will be released by February 15, and the commitment deadline is February 25.