Summer

Penn State's summer study abroad programs accepted for the International Business Minor. Focus of programs may include combinations of business, language, culture and more.

Summer

These summer programs provide for a rich learning experience, whether you wish to improve your language skills, gain a better understanding of a particular region, experience the business environment of another country, or all of the above. Most summer study abroad programs charge all students the in-state tuition rate. All the programs listed below are eligible for the International Business Minor. 

MAYMESTER and other Short Term International Study are 1 to 3 week programs. They do not satisfy the study abroad requirement of the International Business Minor, but ask our office whether they could be used in another way...

Search Penn State Global Programs to view all PSU approved summer programs.

Summer application deadline February 1.

 *Penn State Faculty-led Program

**Smeal Faculty-led Program (open to all Penn State students)

 The starting date is when participants should arrive. Departure from the USA may be the previous day.

IB Minor Approved Summer Study Abroad Programs

Smeal Programs

Country/CityProgramDates
France
**Aix-en-Provence ** Aix, France: Discover Paris, the south of France, & Morocco (Summer) 6 credits May 28 - July 14, 2019
Germany
Pforzheim Pforzheim: Pforzheim University (Summer) 9 credits  CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2019
Italy
**Florence Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS (Summer)  6 credits
** Track 1 - Marketing May 16 - June 29, 2019
** Track 2 - Supply Chain & Information Systems  May 16 - June 29, 2019
Netherlands
**Maastricht ** From East to West: The World of Central-Eastern Europe (Summer) 6 credits CANCELLED  SUMMER 2019

Other Business

Country/City ProgramDates
Argentina
Buenos Aires IES: Buenos Aires, Language and Argentine Studies (Summer) 7 credits June 24 - Aug 3, 2019
China
Shanghai CIEE: Shanghai, Summer Business + Culture (Must attend at least 2 of the 4-week sessions in one summer for the IB Minor) 6-9 credits May 20 - July 15  OR  June 17 - August 11, 2019

Culture and Language

Country/CityProgramDates
Cuba
Havana CIEE: Havana, Summer Cuban Studies (Summer) 6 credits (Must attend both session for the IB Minor) May 20 - July 15, 2019
Germany
Berlin

IES: Berlin, Language and Culture (Summer) 6-9 credits

June 4 - July 20, 2019

Italy
Reggio Calabria *Reggio Calabria, Italy: Language and Culture (Summer) May 7 - June 18, 2019
*Todi *Todi: Italian Language, Art History, Culture (Summer) 8-9 credits May 11 - June 23, 2019
Jordan
Amman

CIEE: Amman, Middle East Studies (Summer) (Must attend both sessions in one summer for the IB minor) 6-8 credits

May 20 - July 15, 2019
Amman

CIEE: Amman, Arabic Language (Summer) 7 credits

May 26 - July 26, 2019
Korea, South
Seoul CIEE: Seoul, Korean Studies (Summer) 6-9 credits June 19 - August 10, 2019
Mexico
*Puebla *Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language, Art and Mexican Culture (Summer)  9 credits May 10 - June 22, 2019
Russia
St. Petersburg CIEE: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies (Summer) 6-9 credits (Must attend at least 2 of the 4-week sessions in one summer for the IB Minor) May 20 - July 15  OR  June 17 - August 11, 2019
St. Petersburg CIEE: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Summer) 10 credits June 15 - Aug 10, 2019
Spain
Madrid IES: Madrid (Summer) 6 credits May 16 to June 27, 2019
Palma de Mallorca CIEE: Palma de Mallorca. Language + Culture (Summer) (MUST attend both sessions in one summer for the IB Minor) 6 credits May 20 - July 15, 2019
Seville CIEE: Seville, Language + Culture (Summer) (MUST attend at least 2 of the 4-week sessions in one summer for the IB Minor) 6-9 credits May 20 - July 15  OR  June 17 - August 11, 2019
*Ronda *Ronda, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture (Summer) 9 credits May 12 - June 23, 2019
Peru
*Lima *Lima, Peru: Cross-cultural Engagement (Summer) 6 credits  (Not just for STEM majors!) May 5 - June 15, 2019

Language

Country/City
Program
Dates
China
Shanghai CIEE: Shanghai, Accelerated Chinese Language (Summer) 10 credits June 23 - Aug 17, 2019
France
*Besançon *Besançon: Intensive French Language and Cultural Immersion (Summer) 7 credits May 23 - July 27, 2019
Japan
Tokyo IES: Tokyo (Summer) 6 credits May 23 - July 6, 2019
Morocco
Rabat IES: Rabat, Arabic Language (Summer) 7 credits June 6 - July 27, 2019

More Choices

Country/City
Program
Dates
Denmark / Sweden
Copenhagen / Stockholm DIS: Summer in Scandinavia (Summer) (MUST attend sessions 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 in one summer for the IB Minor)    6-10 credits

May 20 - July 2  OR  June 11 - August 2, 2019

Tanzania
*Mang'ula *Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks and People (Summer) 9 credits details May 14 - June 21, 2019
United Kingdom
Brighton Brighton: University of Sussex (Summer) (Must attend both sessions in one summer for the IB Minor)  8 credits June 22 - Aug 17, 2019