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Tel Akko Total Archaeological Field School


If you are interested in archaeology and archaeological digs, this month long program to Israel is a perfect fit. This 6-credit archaeological field school at Tel Akko, with an optional 3-credit independent study option, integrates the multifaceted aspects of twenty-first-century archaeology that combines excavation, survey, geographic information systems (GIS), conservation, heritage studies, public archaeology, and archaeological sciences.

There will be an information session for interested students Tuesday, November 5 at 5:45pm in 205 Ferguson.

Liberal Arts anthropology major Stephanie Malpica participated in this program last summer; she gained valuable knowledge throughout the dig that she will utilize in her future career as a cultural anthropologist in the Middle East.


                 "This opportunity was packed to the brim with activities, excellent                                           professors, mentors, and students." - Stephanie Malpica

The application deadline for Summer 2014 is February 1, 2014.

For more information, visit the Tel Akko study abroad webpage.

Critical Language Scholarships Workshop

The Penn State University Fellowships office is hosting a Critical Language Scholarships Workshop for interested students on October 29 from 12-1 in 321 HUB. CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen foreign languages. Students interested in traveling abroad and learning lesser studied languages should attend. University fellowships officer Ruth Mendum will present information on the CLS scholarship, the application process, and answer any questions. Please RSVP for this event to by October 28. For more information, please see the flyer below or visit the CLS website at . Note that the application deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship is November 15.

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International Research Program: EuroScholars

Interested in participating in a global experience?  Think about pursuing a research experience abroad!

Engaging in undergraduate research abroad will help you to develop your analytical skills while building experience and a professional network to assist you with your long-term career planning goals. This is a great experience for any student, but especially for those with an interest in graduate school.

If you're serious about gaining international research experience, then consider applying to EuroScholars through Penn State's Ed Abroad Office. The objectives of this program are to give students the challenge of conducting original research at the cutting edge of human knowledge and promote interactions with scholars through an immersion in the research environment.

EuroScholars is a consortium of 12 research institutions throughout Europe with faculty who are interested in incorporating American undergraduate students into their research projects on a full-time basis. 

Search the projects database for research related to your academic field of study, then apply to the specific project when submitting your materials. If accepted, you will be conducting research on a full-time basis for a full semester.

More information about international research opportunities can be found on the Career Enrichment Network website.

Summer Internship Opportunity in Nanjing, China


Are you interested in interning abroad in Nanjing, China this summer?


Position: Student Intern and Teaching Assistant

Duration: Summer 2014, Mid-May through late June

Application Due Date: December 1, 2013


Nanjing University's Institute for International Students is offering a summer program for current Penn State students, incoming Chinese students who will be starting their Penn State studies in Fall 2014, and students enrolled in the Institute's preparatory program.

The student intern will work 20 hours per week with the Institute for International Students at Nanjing University with main responsibilities including:

  • Reviewing Chinese students' English essays
  • Assisting the Institute's instructors to understand the U.S. higher education system in general and Penn State's system in particular through offering workshops, presentations, etc.
  • Helping students in the Institute's preparatory courses to understand the U.S. higher education system and academic culture
  • Working with the host institute and Penn State's course instructor

In addition to working with Nanjing's Institute for International Students, the teaching assistant will work 20 hours per week with Penn State Professor Gregory Smits, the course instructor for the summer program. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating interaction between current and incoming Penn State students
  • Helping incoming Penn State students understand and adjust to Penn State's education system
  • Serving as an "academic cultural ambassador" to Chinese students in the class
  • Assisting Professor Smits with distribution of course materials, especially for those students unable to access ANGEL.

Airfare and housing will be provided, in addition to a $2,000 enrichment award for the six-week program.

Interested candidates can learn more and apply to this position via their Network Symplicity accounts. 

Interested in an international internship?

Penn State Ed Abroad and the College of the Liberal Arts will be offering three new summer international internship programs for 2014 - IES Dublin, London, and Rome

You have two opportunities this semester to visit with an IES representative to learn more about the types of internships available in each of these locations and to ask any questions you may have:

Tuesday, October 8
10:15 - 11:45AM in the Sparks Building Lobby
2:00 - 3:30PM in 117 Bank of America Career Services Building

Wednesday, October 9
11:00 - 4:00 in HUB Alumni Hall, Education Abroad Fair

If you miss this chance to connect with an IES representative, make sure to visit the Ed Abroad program listings online for information about each of these programs:

2013 Education Abroad Fair

shutterstock_55927591.jpgWednesday, October 9, 2013
11AM - 4PM
Alumni Hall-HUB

The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) presents the 2013 Education Abroad Fair (EAF) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Alumni Hall (HUB). This annual event highlights more than 200 education abroad opportunities at Penn State.

This is your chance to talk with the Education Abroad advisers and study abroad representatives from programs in countries like South Africa, China, Ireland, Singapore and more.  Penn State offers over 200 different program options for studying abroad and this is a great opportunity to get information on multiple programs at once.

Liberal Arts academic advisers and Career Enrichment Network staff will also be present to answer any questions you may have about how study abroad can fit into your academic plan.  Make sure to visit our website for information Liberal Arts majors need to know about studying abroad.

Penn State Education Abroad Writing Contest

Extended Submission Deadline: October 1, 2013

The Penn State Education Abroad Office, in partnership with Town & Gown magazine, is excited to announce the second annual Penn State Education Abroad Writing Contest. The winning entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Town & Gown. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your creativity and talent, communicate your experiences to a broad audience and be published in a professional magazine.

This contest is open to all current Penn State students who have participated, or are currently participating, in a study abroad program sponsored by the Education Abroad Office. Students from all majors, and all study abroad program types (short-term, long-term, faculty-led), are welcome to participate.

Submissions must reflect the student's time abroad in a significant way. Beyond that, the guidelines for this contest are largely open-ended to encourage truly inspired submissions. To that end, students are granted creative license to compose stories, essays, etc. that will engage, and appeal to, a broad audience.  Both fiction and non-fiction pieces will be considered. Regardless of the type of writing, submissions should be in clear, intelligent prose with no major spelling or grammatical errors.

More information about the Education Abroad Writing Contest, including submission guidelines, can be found on the Education Abroad website.

Human Rights Brigade at Penn State Looking for Students to Travel to Panama

Interested in human rights, public service or working with children? We partner
with rural communities and lawyers in Panama to offer legal and social services that are otherwise inaccessible. We also work with local children and teach them in various educational workshops. We will be traveling with a small group to Panama during spring break and potentially the week after spring finals. We are looking for more students who are passionate about social change! If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact 

Brittany Colton, Kaila Williams, Julie Nyce, and Jill Margolis at <>.

Deadlines Extended for Select Spring 2014 Ed Abroad Programs

Interested in studying abroad this spring 2014 semester? Global Programs has reopened several spring semester education abroad programs.

Programs include:

  • Athens: History, Culture, and Archaeology of Greece
  • Canterbury: University of Kent
  • IES: Freiburg, European Union Program
  • Temple: Rome, Liberal Arts
  • & More!

Visit the Global Programs website to view the extended deadlines for select programs.

Please note also that the coordinator for the Temple: Rome, Liberal Arts education abroad program will be on campus Thursday, August 29 from 10:15AM - 1PM in the HUB. Any students still thinking about studying abroad for spring 2014 can apply to the Temple Rome program by Sept. 15.

2014-15 Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Applications Now Available

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines:
  • Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014
  • Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*
  • Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Penn State students can visit the Undergraduate Fellowship Office website for information about the on-campus deadline.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of the upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

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