Five-week, three-credit summer program (May 7 - June 11, 2018)
Colombia: Bogotá, Cartagena, Tolima, other destinations to be determined
Scholars in all majors
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
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.
- 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.
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.