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Programs : Featured
This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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*WCU Abroad: Conference, Research, or Performance Abroad
Various Cities, Various Countries

Terms: Fall, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Winter, Year
Description: Students who are travelling overseas to represent West Chester University individually at a conference, for a research project, or for a performance must register online.  Click the Apply Now button above to begin.
*WCU Global Ambassador Program for Past Study Abroad Participants
Terms: Academic Year
Description: West Chester University Global Ambassadors are WCU students selected by the Center for International Programs (CIP) to promote global learning and travel experiences. Selected students will propose a project that they wish to complete each semester a nd[...]
*WCU Spring Break in England: Criminal Justice in London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  Our Spring Break travel/study in London will be a part of a Spring 2017 semester course: CRJ 455/555-Topical Seminar. The topic for our course will be “The Roots of the U.S. Justice System.”  The criminal [...]
*WCU Spring Break in Germany - Trans-Atlantic Relations: Europe and the US
Otzenhausen, Germany

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University students are offered a unique 10-day (Spring Break), 3-credit seminar on Transatlantic Relations at one of Europe’s premier academic institutes, the European Academy i n[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Italy and Greece: Foodways of Italy and Greece
Various Cities, Greece; Various Cities, Italy

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A cultural and culinary immersion experience exploring the foodways of  Italy and Greece.  The course will develop students’ understanding of the Mediterranean diet, organic food systems, and the Slow Foods Moveme nt[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Italy: Cultural Experience in Verona, Venice, Florence, and Rome
Various Cities, Italy

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Please join West Chester University on a cultural experience in Verona, Venice, Florence and Rome, Italy during Spring Break 2017. Not every student has the ability to study abroad because of their heavy academic load, so cultura l[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Peru: Service with Voices4Peru in Ventanilla, Peru
Ventanilla, Peru

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Voices4Perú (V4P) is a small non-profit organization working to address social injustice, provide basic humanitarian aid, and restore hope for families and children in the local community who have been impacted by gang vio lence.[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Puerto Rico - Tropical Ecology of Puerto Rico
Ceiba, Puerto Rico; Guanica, Puerto Rico

Terms: Spring Break
Description: All students must be enrolled in the BIO 435 course for the spring 2017 semester BEFORE submitting their study abroad applications for this program. Contact the Program Director listed below to officially register for this course. PROGRAM DESCRIP TION This[...]
*WCU Spring Break in The Bahamas: Community Service trip to The Bahamas
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is open to Special Education majors who have already taken EDA 321 (Behavior Management). Accepted students will volunteer their time over spring break on the impoverished island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.  Wh ile[...]
*WCU Summer in Austria: Actilingua in Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will earn 6 pass/fail transfer credits at WCU in either German 201 and 202 or at a higher level depending on the students placement in German. Students will receive 80 hrs of instruction from Actilingua (a language schoo l[...]
*WCU Summer in China: Business & Chinese Culture in Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will be led by WCU faculty, Dr. Linda (Xiaowei) Zhu, Dr. Amy (Huimin) Li, Dr. Dazhi Zheng, Dr. Tony (Guohua) Jiang, and Ms. Yunong Zhou from 5/15/2016 to 6/4/2016. Two courses will be offered - INB 300 Instruction on [...]
*WCU Summer in England: EDA 175 or EDA 321 in Plymouth, England
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come study with us during Summer Session II in 2017 at St. Mark and St. John University in Plymouth, England. Students will have the option of taking either EDA 175 (pre-requisite EDA 103 or KIN 204 and 205) or EDA 321 (pre-requi sites[...]
*WCU Summer in Germany: Modern Physics in Munich
Munich, Germany

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This class is the 2nd year physics course in 20th c. or “Modern Physics”.  It is a continuation of where Physics I & II stop, with PHY170/180 (or PHY130/140) and MAT162 as prerequisites. It will consist of tw o[...]
*WCU Summer in Ireland: The Irish Media Experience
Dublin, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Media in Ireland River Liffey in Dublin PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Irish Media Experience offers students a unique opportunity to gain exposure to and appreciate the evolution of media systems in one of the most dynamic environments in Eur ope:[...]
*WCU Summer in Italy - Food & Sustainable Cultural Heritage in Perugia, Italy
Perugia, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This extraordinary program involves students in an active anthropological research project while introducing them to Italian culture in the best way possible—through its delicious food and rich cultural heritage! We will [...]
*WCU Summer in Italy: International Higher Education in Florence and Rome
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Our travel/study in Italy will take place after the spring semester and prior to the start of the first summer session.  This workshop, “International Higher Education”, is designed for students to explore intern ational[...]
*WCU Summer in Norway
Moss, Norway

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND ITINERARY Program Name: Summer Study in Norway Host Institution  American College of Norway   ACADEMICS & COSTS Visit the American College of Norway website for course and cost information, http://www. americancollege.no/[...]
*WCU Winter in Ecuador - Spanish Language & Culture in Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The WCU Winter in Ecuador program consists of three specific parts: academic development, social integrity development, and cultural awareness development.   Academic development refers to students taking 3 Spanish-Credit [...]
*WCU Winter in Honduras - Nutrition Assessment, Education and Service
San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This is an international nutrition service trip to Honduras. The program will offer students hands-on clinical nutrition experience and international cultural awareness through a nutritional rehabilitation center. The progr am[...]
*WCU Winter in Peru - Criminal Justice & Voices4Peru
Lima, Peru

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION CRJ434 (3 credit hours): Experiencing Perú: Examining the Criminal, Social, and Economic Impact of the Voices4Perú Organization CRJ555 (3 credit hours): Experiencing Perú: Examining the Criminal, Social, and [...]
*WCU Winter: Nursing in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa; Petra, South Africa

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will spend the end of December and the first weeks in January studying in South Africa.  South Africa is a nation rich in history and known for its diversity in cultures, languages, and religious beliefs. Native peo ples,[...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Student Teaching Experience for Early and Middle Grades Education Majors
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Terms: Spring
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Spend the second half of your student teaching in Costa Rica! Education Early Grades Prep and Middle Grades Prep majors are eligible to apply to student teach at Academia Teocali in northern Costa Rica.   LOCATION Guanaca ste,[...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Student Teaching Experience for Foreign Language Education Majors
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Terms: Fall
Description: Program Description This program is designed to give teacher candidates (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) in the Department of Languages and Cultures the opportunity to complete the second half of their student teaching assignment (EDS 412) in [...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (Exchange)
Heredia, Costa Rica

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with the Universidad de Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica. Please click here to access the home page and browse their course listings to see if this program is a fit. Students who participate [...]
*WCU in Germany: University of Kassel (Exchange)
Kassel, Germany

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with the University of Kassel in central Germany for students wishing to spend a semester abroad. Please click here for more information about the University of Kassel. Students who participate in [...]
*WCU in Ireland: Mary Immaculate College (Exchange)
Limerick, Ireland

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange partnership with Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. This agreement was initiated by WCU's College of Education, but they also offer courses in the Liberal Arts.  Please click here to visit MIC's w ebsite[...]
*WCU in Japan: Hosei University in Tokyo (Exchange)
Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange agreement with Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. Each year, students from each institution will be participating in this exchange during both the fall and spring semesters. WCU students approved to participate [...]
*WCU in Norway: American College of Norway
Moss, Norway

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: WCU's partnership with the American College of Norway allows students to spend a full semester abroad in Moss, Norway.  About ACN American College of Norway (ACN) was founded in 1991 to offer an international American [...]
*WCU in the Bahamas: Student Teaching Experience
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Accepted students will complete the special education portion of their student teaching practicum on the impoverished island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. This is a remote island with limited resources, school materials are sc arce[...]