Hidden Gems

Explore these unique programs that are favorites of the International Programs team!

Explore these unique semester programs that are favorites of the Smeal International Programs team!

Spanish Language Programs
Country/CityProgram Sponsor University/ProgramSemester Offered
Argentina & Chile
Buenos Aires & Santiago, Chile

IES: Buenos Aires and Santiago, Emerging Economies

Explore two South American countries on this multi-location program. Learn how businesses operate in emerging economies and about the local cultures through homestay experiences.

Czech Republic

CzechMates: Brno

Students will enjoy this quaint Central European town untouched by modern tourism. A required course is taught by a former PSU professor, Michael Elavsky, who now works and lives in the Czech Republic.

The optional internship is a huge plus, with mentorship from Michael and international work experience on your resume!


IES: Freiburg, European Union Program

Students interested in political science and international relations will enjoy this unique program in Germany. All students take a Model EU course and participate in a Model European Union. The program includes travel to other EU member states.

An optional internship after the Spring semester is an opportunity to add international work experience to your resume!




CIEE: Lisbon
-- Language + Culture
-- Business + Culture (new!)

Study in charming Lisbon and discover Portugal through CIEE taught courses. Students have the option of doing a part-time business internship during their studies or might opt to take a partner university at one of two Portuguese business schools, ISCTE or Nova SBE.