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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.  They are recognized by WCU for their contributions to campus life.  WCU [...]
*WCU Spring Break in Argentina - Rugby Team Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This program is only open to WCU Rugby team members. Contact Blaise Frost (bfrost@wcupa.edu) for additional information.
*WCU Spring Break in Costa Rica: Geology Field Study
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is a 10-day field investigation of geology, landscapes, surficial processes, human activity and environment, and sustainability of Costa Rica.   LOCATION This program will travel to numerous cities within th e[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Cuba: Experience Cuban Culture & Community
Havana, Cuba

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  For most US Americans, Cuba is an unknown place, culture and community. This seminar offers the opportunity to travel to various parts of the island to develop or deepen one’s understanding of Cuba, by immersing onese lf[...]
*WCU Spring Break in England & France: Criminal Justice in London & Paris
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  Our Spring Break travel/study in London and Paris will be a part of a Spring 2016 semester course:  CRJ 455/555 - “A Tale of Two Cities.”  This course offers students the opportunity to learn abo ut[...]
*WCU Spring Break in France & Italy: Foodways of France and Italy
Lyon, France; Milano, Italy

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A culinary immersion of the foodways of France and Italy.   LOCATION This program will travel through various cities in France and Italy.   ACCOMMODATION All participants will stay in shared hotels for the duratio n[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Greece: A Linguistics Research Case Study in Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A one-week research study abroad program to develop global linguistic and cultural awareness by studying linguistic landscapes in Athens (Greece) during the 2016 Spring Break. Dr. Maria-Eirini Panagiotidou and Dr. Israel Sanz-Sa& acute;nchez[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Spain: Cultural Experience in Madrid and Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Please join West Chester University on a cultural experience in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain during Spring Break 2016. Not every student has the ability to study abroad because of their heavy academic load, so cultural experience [...]
*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 Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Costa Rica experience is a component of the Bilingual Emphasis Course Sequence (BECS) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University. Students will have the opportunity for Spanish langua ge[...]
*WCU Summer in Costa Rica: Politics, Culture, and Geography in Costa Rica
Various Cities, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will explore the geography, culture, and politics of Costa Rica through trips to the urban, agricultural, rain forest, and coastal regions of the country. This includes 3 days on the beach, zip lining through the rain fo rest,[...]
*WCU Summer in Eastern Europe: Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria
Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION “No longer trapped behind the Berlin Wall, the Eastern Bloc shines once again on the world stage.Today, the vibe in Eastern Europe is intoxicatingly upbeat, and its cities are moving fast towards the future.” Although [...]
*WCU Summer in Ecuador - Language, Literature & Culture in Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Summer Study Abroad Program in Ecuador consists of three specific parts: academic development, social integrity development, and cultural awareness development.   Academic development refers to students taking 3 or 6 S panish-Credit[...]
*WCU Summer in Ecuador - Nursing in Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This 3 week program in Quito, Ecuador is appropriate for many majors but Nursing students are encouraged to apply. You will spend your day taking a Global Health course and learning about the language and culture of Ecuador, foll owed[...]
*WCU Summer in England: Modern Physics in London
London, United Kingdom

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) as prerequisites.   It will consist of t wo[...]
*WCU Summer in France - Studio Art in Ambialet, France
Ambialet, France

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This summer program offers an upper-level studio course concentrating on concepts and practice of painting and drawing on-site in the landscape of southwestern France. The goal is to give students an intensive studio experience b y[...]
*WCU Summer in France: Discovering France Through Culture and Business
Paris, France

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A 10-day trip to France (including 2 travel days), exploring the culture and industries unique to France in Paris as well as Champagne and Normandy Provinces.  The industries will include riverboat transportation along the S eine,[...]
*WCU Summer in Germany: Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the US and Germany
Bad Bevensen, Germany; Berlin, Germany

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is held at the Gustav Stresemann Institute in Bad Bevensen, Germany. The purpose of the program is for German and American students to jointly analyze issues of immigration and current controversies over refugees in [...]
*WCU Summer in Greece: Creative Writing in Thessaloniki and Thasos, Greece
Thasos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Creative Writing in Greece is a two-week program that begins in Thessaloniki and then moves to the island of Thasos, where the majority of the time is spent.  On the remote peninsula of Alyki, students will participate in a [...]
*WCU Summer in Ireland - Introduction to Autism in Galway, Ireland
Galway, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION WCU offers the opportunity for university students to travel to Ireland to study autism. Dr. Mary A. Houser will be offering EDA 175: Introduction to Autism in Summer II 2016. This 3-week program will be comprised of university-b ased[...]
*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 - Chamber Winds Tour
Various Cities, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: This program is open to participants who have been pre-selected to travel on the WCU Wind Chamber Italy Tour to Milan, Venice, Florence, Pisa, and Rome, Italy. For additional information about this program, contact Dr. Andrew Yozviak (ayozviak@wcu pa.edu). [...]
*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 - Theater Production in Calabria, Italy
Calabria, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will travel to Italy, to learn the 500 year old traditions of the Commedia dell’Arte along with traditional Italian puppetry, stage combat, and Ancient Greek theatre. They will work with international theatre artis ts[...]
*WCU Summer in Mexico: Education and Community Service in Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Isla Mujeres is a small Caribbean island just 15 minutes by ferry from Cancun, Mexico.  It’s just 5 miles long and  ½ miles wide – small, friendly, walkable and ecologically unique.  Ever seen th e[...]
*WCU Summer in Mexico: Spanish Language in Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Isla Mujeres is a small Caribbean island just 15 minutes by ferry from Cancun, Mexico.  It’s just 5 miles long and  ½ miles wide – small, friendly, walkable and ecologically unique.  Ever seen th e[...]
*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 Summer in Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Poland
Various Cities, Poland

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This study abroad will take a group of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and History MA students to the sites of Nazi concentration camps in Poland, including Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Majdanek, Auschwitz, and Chelmno.   LO CATION This[...]
*WCU Summer in South Africa: Leadership Lessons with the Honors College
Cape Town, South Africa

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed to allow students who are members of the Honors College an opportunity to travel to South Africa.   LOCATION Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa   ACCOMMODATION Hotel rooms arranged b y[...]
*WCU Summer in the Dominican Republic - Social Work in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Santiago, Dominican Republic

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The program will increase educational opportunities for graduate social work students in the areas of human rights and international social work.  Throughout the week students will be emerged in educational activities relate d[...]
*WCU Winter in Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION An introductory survey and analysis of Latin American culture and civilization through the study of selected topics in history, the arts, popular culture. We will analyze some of the most pressing problems and tentative solutions . LOCATION Heredia,[...]
*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 CRJ455/555 (Topical Seminar Program, 3 credit hours) – Hearing Voices: Exploring the Origins of Voices4Perú and Its Impact on the Youth and Residents of Ventanilla   This two-week study abroad adventure involv es[...]
*WCU Winter: Nursing in India
Kerala, India

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will explore core concepts of global health that affect community health and public health access to care in resource-limited settings.  The course will evaluate health concerns of Indian populace such addressing an [...]
*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 Winter: Rafiki Africa Foundation Program in Kenya
Kisumu, Kenya

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Rafiki Africa Foundation envisions a community in which individuals and families have the hope and capacity to build and manage conditions that promote optimum health and quality of life. The foundation uses a holistic approach t o[...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Student Teaching Experience in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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: 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 a exchange agreement with Mary Immaculate College in Ireland.  Please click here to access the home page and browse their course listings to see if this program is a fit.  This agreement was initiated by WCU&# 39;s[...]
*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. Students approved to [...]
*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 South Korea: University of Ulsan (Exchange)
Ulsan, South Korea

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange agreement with the University of Ulsan in South Korea. Click here for more information about the University of Ulsan. Contact Jeff Conradi, jconradi@wcupa.edu for more information.
*WCU in Taiwan: Chinese Culture University (Exchange)
Taipei, Taiwan

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with Chinese Culture University in Yangmingshan in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan forstudents wishing to spend a semester abroad. Please click here for more information about Chinese Cultural Univ ersity. Students[...]
*WCU in Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies (Exchange)
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. Please click here to access the home page and browse their course listings to see if this program is a fit.  This agreement was in itiated[...]
*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[...]