Short Term International Programs

(Left) PSU Social Work students who accompanied Dr. Kristina Lind to attend and present at the 2018 International Association for Social Work and Groups Symposium held in Kruger National Park in Pretoria, South Africa.

For students who are looking for supplemental academic options, who may not want or be able to study away for an entire semester or year, or who simply want to have a meaningful international experience, short-term trips are a fantastic way to do so!

Every year, PSU sponsors an array of credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing international program options that are made available to students.

Forms and information on creating short-term trips:

Types of Trips:

Course-Embedded Trips – A short study abroad experience that forms an integral part of, or an optional add-on to, a course given on the home campus. Most commonly, the study abroad portion of the course takes place during a midterm break or after the end of the on-campus term and is just a week or two long. (credit-bearing)

Co-Curricular Trips – activities, programs, and events that are typically non-academic in nature, but relate other activities and experiences to the established curriculum or pedagogy goals. These can be either intentionally offered by the program or institution, or can be student-initiated and driven. (non-credit-bearing)

Trip Leaders:

Any Faculty or Student Leader wishing to plan a short term international program must first submit one of the following official Proposal Packets to the Global Engagement Office to be considered:

Course-Embedded Trip Proposal Packet (to be completed by trip leader(s))

Co-Curricular Trip Proposal Packet (to be completed by trip leader(s))

Short Term International Travel Leader Manual 

Trip Participants:

All students wishing to participate in any PSU Course-Embedded or Co-Curricular short term trip involving international travel, must complete and submit a Short Term International Program Registration form to the Global Engagement Office. 

Short Term International Program Participant Registration Form – Submit via email ONLY, no physical documents will be accepted. 

Upon receiving approval of registration from the Global Engagement Office, you will be provided with a Participant Manual which contains FORMS to complete and submit prior to departure.

Insurance Coverage and Travel Arrangements:

All students are covered by our international insurance carrier, CISI. Below is a description of coverage and a Participant Guide to introduce you to the interactive portal that you will use in the event that you require medical attention while abroad:  

All faculty/staff are covered by The Standard Travel Assistance insurance policy.

For further information:

e-mail the Global Engagement Office: