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.

--Summer 2020--

IB Minor Approved Summer Study Abroad Programs

Smeal Business Programs

Country/CityProgramDates
Czech Republic
**Brno **Brno, Czech Republic: CzechMates: Exploring Business in Eastern Europe (includes travel to multiple countries) New Program! ** 6 credits May 19 - July 3, 2020
Italy
**Florence Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture, Dept BUS (Summer)  6 credits  
** Track 1 - MKTG 399 Brand Management and the Essence of Italian Brands
May 14 - June 27, 2020
** Track 2 - IB 399 Centuries of Trade: Mediterranean Perspectives on International Business May 14 - June 27, 2020

More IB minor eligible programs 

Argentina
Buenos Aires IES: Buenos Aires, Language and Argentine Studies (Summer) 7 credits June 29 - Aug 8, 2020
China
Shanghai CIEE: Shanghai (Summer)
   - Business and Culture track, 6-9 credits (Must attend at least 2 of the 4-week sessions in one summer for the IB Minor)
   - Accelerated Chinese Language, 10 credits
Business & Culture: May 18 – July 13, 2020 OR 
June 15 – Aug 9, 2020

Chinese Language: June 21 - Aug 15, 2020
Cuba
Havana CIEE: Havana, Summer Cuban Studies (Summer) 6 credits (Must attend both session for the IB Minor) May 18 – July 13, 2020
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 25 - July 4, 2020 OR
June 15 - August 2, 2020
France
Aix-en-Provence IAU College: Aix-en-Provence, Summer in Aix (Summer) 6-9 credits June 6 - July 19, 2020
*Besançon *Besançon: Intensive French Language and Cultural Immersion (Summer) 7 credits
May 28 - July 31, 2020
Germany
Berlin IES: Berlin, Language and Culture (Summer) 6-9 credits June 4 - July 20, 2019
Greece
*Athens *Athens, Greece: Ancient Gods, Modern Culture, and the Psychology of Religious Belief (Summer) 6 credits - PSYCH 100 pre-requisite May 16 - June 28, 2020
Italy
Reggio Calabria *Reggio Calabria, Italy: Language and Culture (Summer) 7 credits May 12 - June 23, 2020
*Todi *Todi: Italian Language, Art History, Culture (Summer) 8-9 credits May 16 - June 27, 2020
Japan
Tokyo IES: Tokyo (Summer) 6 credits May 22 - June 27, 2020
Jordan
Amman

CIEE: Amman
   - Middle East Studies (Summer) (Must attend both sessions in one summer for the IB minor) 6-8 credits
   - Arabic Language (Summer) 7 credits

Middle East Studies: May 18 – July 13, 2020
Arabic Language: May 31 - July 24, 2020
Korea, South
Seoul CIEE: Seoul, Korean Studies (Summer) 6-9 credits June 22 - August 8, 2020
Mexico
*Puebla *Puebla, Mexico: Spanish Language and Mexican Culture (Summer)  9 credits May 15 - June 27, 2020
Morocco
Rabat IES: Rabat, Arabic Language (Summer) 7 credits May 27 - July 11, 2020
Peru
*Lima *Lima, Peru: Cross-cultural Engagement (Summer) 6 credits   May 10 - June 15, 2020
Russia
St. Petersburg

CIEE: St. Petersburg (Summer) 
   - Russian Area Studies track,  6-9 credits (Must attend at least 2 of the 4-week sessions in one summer for the IB Minor)
   - Russian Language,  10 credits

Area Studies: May 18 – July 13, 2020 OR 
June 15 – Aug 9, 2020
Language: Jun 15 – Aug 10, 2020 *tentative
Spain
Madrid IES: Madrid (Summer) 6 credits May 13 to June 27, 2020
Palma de Mallorca CIEE: Palma de Mallorca. Language + Culture (Summer) (MUST attend both sessions in one summer for the IB Minor) 6 credits May 18 – July 13, 2020
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 18 – July 13, 2020 OR 
June 15 – Aug 9, 2020
*Ronda *Ronda, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture (Summer) 9 credits May 14 - June 24, 2020 *tentative
Tanzania
*Mang'ula *Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks and People (Summer) 9 credits details May 19 - June 26, 2020
United Kingdom
Brighton Brighton: University of Sussex (Summer) (Must attend both sessions in one summer for the IB Minor)  8 credits June 29 - Aug 7, 2020