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Community Engagement and Development Grant

Smeal students interested in a service learning experience abroad or an international internship now have funding available through a grant from a dedicated and supportive alumnus, Bill Lane.

Smeal students interested in an international service learning, study abroad or internship now have funding available through a grant from a dedicated and supportive alumnus, Bill Lane.  The Community Engagement  and Development Grant will assist students with funding for unpaid international experiences that focus on helping people primarily in third-world locations.


Embedded Spring Programs

The applications are open for Smeal students engaging in an embedded spring break program. Awards average $500.

MGMT 497 Entrepreneurship in Colombia - Deadline to apply is November 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Apply Now! 

BA 497 Supply Chain in Panama - Deadline to apply is December 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm Apply Now!

Summer Programs - Applications for programs in the summer (May-August) 2020 may be submitted until February 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  Apply Now!

Awarded funds for PSU summer programs will be made before tuition for summer is due. Awards for non-PSU programs will be made upon proof of successful completion of the program, and apply toward tuition billed for fall 2020.

Smeal students may propose another program in their application that is consistent with the focus of the grant.

Examples of Eligible Summer Programs

Connect 123: Cape Town Internship (Summer) Cape Town South Africa
Arusha, Tanzania: Biology of Eco-Health (Summer) Arusha Tanzania
Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks and People: Landscape Architecture (Summer) Mang'ula, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Masoko, Mikumi, Morogoro Tanzania
Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language and Mexican Culture (Summer) Puebla, Coetzalan, Mexico City, Oaxaca Mexico
Lima, Peru: Cross-cultural Engagement (Summer) Lima Peru

For more information make an appointment with a member of the Smeal Office of International Programs.