Education Abroad for Community Development Majors

Education Abroad for

Community Development Majors

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Globalize Your Education

For Community Development majors, studying abroad is an excellent way to get valuable experience, set your resume apart, and fulfill degree requirements. Review the resources here to first help explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then, connect with your CUPA Undergraduate 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.

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Short-Term Study Abroad in Cuba, Winter Break 2021

Governance, Community, and Contradiction

Explore Havana over Winter Break with this Fall 2021 course! Consider the history and culture of Cuba, and connect with government agencies, non-profits, and community organizations. Earn 4 credits toward your degree and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

What Programs Work Well For Community Development Majors?

The programs below not only offer a wide variety of community development courses, but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, certificate, or elective credit.

AFRICA

GEO Ghana: Global Health, Development and Service Learning in Accra
USAC Ghana: African Studies in Accra
CARPE DIEM Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zanzibar: East Africa Semester
USAC South Africa: Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Courses

ASIA

IE3 Global Internship Cambodoa: Trailblazer Foundation
IE3 Global Japan: Akita International University
IE3 Global Internship Japan: Peace Boat
IE3 Global Internship Malaysia: Migrant, Refugee, and Women's Rights Non-profit
IE3 Global Internship Singapore: Social Work and Human Rights

CIEE Thailand: Development and Globalization Program in Khon Kaen 
IE3 Global Internship Thailand: Education and Sustainability 
USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies
IE3 Global Internship Vietnam: Broader Vietnam

EUROPE

DIS Denmark: Study Abroad in Copenhagen
USAC England: London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Courses - Summer
USAC England: University of Brighton Undergraduate Courses
USAC Ireland: University College Cork Undergraduate Courses
IE3 Global Ireland: University College Cork, Ireland
IFSA Ireland: University College Dublin
IFSA Scotland: University of Glasgow
IE3 Global Internship Scotland: Housing Access and Social Services
USAC Scotland: University of St Andrews Undergraduate Courses
IFSA Scotland: University of Edinburgh
USAC Scotland: University of Stirling Undergraduate Courses
USAC Sweden: Linnaeus University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses inVäxjö/Kalmar

LATIN AMERICA

USAC Brazil: Brazilian Cultural Studies, Global Economy, and Natural Resource Management in Florianopolis
USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago
IFSA Costa Rica: Universidad Nacional
IE3 Global Internship Costa Rica: Humans and the Rainforest
USAC Uruguay: Montevideo - Agribusiness, Viticulture, Latin American, Gender and Spanish Language Studies

OCEANIA

USAC Australia: Griffith University Undergraduate Courses in Gold Coast or Brisbane
USAC New Zealand: Massey University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington
IFSA New Zealand: University of Otago
IE3 Global Internship New Zealand: Planning and Public Policy

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. 

Upcoming events

Packing Pride in Your Study Abroad Suitcase

Join us for a discussion on selecting a program, finding resources, and…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-11 10:00:00 2021-05-11 11:00:00 Packing Pride in Your Study Abroad Suitcase Join us for a discussion on selecting a program, finding resources, and living abroad as an LGBTQ+ student. Though this discussion is tailored to LGBTQ+ students, all are welcome, including staff. Register here! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoce-qpzkuGtQJf7ZmEFWz4lSKW0JZEF…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Ed Abroad 101

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Add to my Calendar 2021-05-11 11:00:00 2021-05-11 12:00:00 Ed Abroad 101 Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in session. Can't attend a live session? Watch the recorded video to learn about how the application process works, how to make an advising appointment, and how to narrow down programs. Questions? Email edabroad@pdx.edu for help. https://pdx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-GtpzktH9zIiut291JgsrT9VZihtR… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

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