Globalize Your Education

Earning University Studies credit abroad is a great way to maximize your time overseas! Students can take coursework towards their major or minor and also fulfill UNST requirements (including the Capstone requirement!) Connect with your Academic Advisor and your Education Abroad advisor to ensure you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel!

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

Overlooking Valparaiso, Chile

Virtual Study Abroad in Chile, Summer 2021

Discovering Chile: A Sense of Place

In this 4-week program you will explore Chilean culture and engage in an on-line exchange and collaboration with students from Aldolfo Ibañez University in Viña del Mar, Chile. Fulfills Global Perspectives Junior Cluster requirements.

people looking at a notebook and piece of fabric

Short-Term Study Abroad in Italy, Summer 2021

History of Dress 2 in Italy and Portland!

This unique course offers a travel program in Italy, as well as an online version if you are interested in the course but unable to travel! In 4 weeks, earn 4 Art or Theater credits, which also count toward the Junior Cluster requirement: Interpreting the Past.

Temple and it's reflection in water in Seoul, South Korea

Short-term Study Abroad in Korea, Spring 2022

Examining Pop Culture in Seoul

Complete Sophomore Inquiry or Junior Cluster coursework for Examining Pop Culture or Global Perspectives Clusters in June 2022 in Korea. Earn 4 credits in two weeks! 

woman in front of pots of food

Short-Term Study Abroad in Thailand, Summer 2022

The Anthropology of Food: Urban Food Systems in Thailand

Eat delicious Thai food in Bangkok, while learning about a wide range of food-related themes! Credit counts toward your Junior Cluster requirement for Healthy People, Healthy Places.

What Programs Offer Courses Towards University Studies Requirements?

SOPHOMORE INQUIRY

PSU Faculty-Led Korea: Seoul - Examining Pop Culture - 2 weeks in Spring 2022 (travel in June 2022)

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship

PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Summer) 

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Environmental Sustainability

USAC Italy: Intensive Italian Language, History, Mediterranean Studies, and the Arts in Viterbo
USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Examining Popular Culture

PSU Faculty-Led Korea: Seoul - Examining Pop Culture (2 weeks in June 2022)
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa (Summer)
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Summer) 
IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University (Summer)
Hebrew University: Rothberg International School
Hebrew University: Rothberg International School (Summer)
CIEE International Business and Culture Program in Seville, Spain
CIEE Communication, New Media, and Journalism Program in Prague, Czech Republic
USAC Czech Republic: Politics, Culture and Art Studies in Prague

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Families and Society

PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University 

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Freedom, Privacy, and Technology

PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University 

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Gender and Sexuality Studies

PSU Faculty-Led Germany: Berlin - Identity, Social Justice, and Nation; Germany in the New Europe (3 weeks in Summer 2022)
IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, European and Women's/Gender Studies in Alicante
CIEE Language and Culture Program in Rabat, Morocco
SIT Study Abroad - Vietnam: Culture, Social Change & Development
DIS - Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
USAC India: Health and Society in Bangalore
USAC Czech Republic: Politics, Culture and Art Studies in Prague
USAC Costa Rica: Life and Health Sciences, Spanish and Culture Studies in San Ramón
USAC Uruguay: Montevideo - Agribusiness, Viticulture, Latin American, Gender and Spanish Language Studies

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Global Perspectives

PSU Faculty-Led Chile - Discovering Chile, A Sense of Place (3 weeks in Summer 2022)
PSU Faculty-Led Germany: Berlin - Identity, Social Justice, and Nation; Germany in the New Europe (3 weeks in Summer 2022)
PSU Faculty-Led Korea: Seoul - Examining Pop Culture - 2 weeks in Spring 2022 (travel in June)
USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies
Hebrew University: Rothberg International School - Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
USAC Italy: Intensive Italian Language, History, Mediterranean Studies, and the Arts in Viterbo
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa
IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Tokyo, Japan
PSU Exchange Japan: Kyoto, Doshisha University (Exchange)
IFSA- London School of Economics and Political Science

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Healthy People, Healthy Places

PSU Faculty-Led Thailand: Bangkok - Anthropology of Food: Urban Food Systems in Thailand (3 weeks in Summer 2022)

JUNIOR CLUSTER: Interpreting the Past

IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
CIEE: Global Institute - Multi-Campus
USAC Italy: Intensive Italian Language, History, Mediterranean Studies, and the Arts in Viterbo
CIEE Summer Language and Culture in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
PSU Exchange Japan: Osaka, Kansai Gaidai University (Exchange)
USAC Scotland: University of Stirling Undergraduate Courses
CIEE Open Campus Block Program in London (Summer)

CAPSTONE

Reporting Live - Earn your Capstone abroad on any program offered Fall or Spring term! Click here to explore all programs that can have this Capstone added!

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

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Packing Pride in Your Study Abroad Suitcase

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