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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.
Featured Programs
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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 traveling overseas to represent West Chester University individually at a conference, for a research project, or for a performance must register their travel online using this application portal. Click the Apply Now button above to b egin[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Ireland: Criminal Justice in Ireland
Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  The WCU Criminal Justice Spring Break in Ireland will be a part of a Spring 2020 semester course: CRJ 455/555-Topical Seminar. The topic for our course will be “Crime and Justice in Ireland.” The purpose of [...]
*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 Alaska and Canada: Geography of the Far North
Fairbanks, United States; Juneau, United States; Whitehorse, Canada

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will introduce students to the environmental and cultural geography of the Far North in Alaska and Yukon Territory. As we travel through the region, students will learn about the biogeography and economic development [...]
*WCU Summer in Austria & Germany: Chamber Choir Performance Tour Abroad
Munich, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Weiz, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is open to pre-selected Chamber Choir students to participate in an international performance program abroad during Summer 2020.    LOCATION Salzburg, Vienna, and Weiz, Austria & Munich, Germany &nb sp; ACCOMMODATION All[...]
*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 Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Costa Rica study abroad 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 S panish[...]
*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 two wee ks[...]
*WCU Summer in France: French Language and Culture in Lyon, France
Lyon, France

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & LOCATION WCU's Summer in Lyon, France program is open to any WCU student interested in learning about French language and culture. This program will travel to Lyon, France, one of the most exciting cities in France! It [...]
*WCU Summer in Germany: Challenges to Democracy in Bad Bevensen, 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 the issues facing democracies in terms of right-wing populism, id entity[...]
*WCU Summer in Guatemala: Cross-Cultural Educational Experience
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This exciting summer service-learning program is open to students across the university (e.g., communication studies and disorders, social work, counseling, education, special education) interested in fostering a sense of civic r esponsibility,[...]
*WCU Summer in Honduras - Nutrition Assessment, Education and Service
San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This is an international nutrition service program in Honduras that is open to all graduate, undergraduate, and minor Nutrition students, and undergraduate Nursing and Health students at WCU. The program will offer students [...]
*WCU Summer in Iceland: Geology Field Studies in Iceland
Reykjanesbær, Iceland

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Two-week field experience to explore geologic features and learn about volcanic, glacial, and plate tectonic processes based on field locations around the island. Lectures from WCU instructor and local professionals incorporated [...]
*WCU Summer in Ireland: The Irish Media Experience
Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Limerick, 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 - 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 Italy and Poland: Venice and Krakow during the Holocaust
Krakow, Poland; Venice, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The course augments student learning about how German and Italian forces implemented the Final Solution in Italy in general, and Venice, more specifically.  The course deepens student learning of a particular aspect of the H olocaust,[...]
*WCU Summer in Jamaica: Geography and Culture of Jamaican Tourism
Kingston, Jamaica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This trip will expose students to the environmental and cultural geography of Jamaica through the lens of tourism geography. As we travel through the country, students will learn about the physical environment, history, a nd[...]
*WCU Summer in Kenya - Social Work Field Placement in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This program provides an opportunity for Junior Undergraduate Social Work students to travel to Kenya for a short-term field placement opportunity.  Students will register for SWO 375-50 Field Experience I and SWO 395- 50[...]
*WCU Summer in Mexico: Migration, Globalization, and Social Change in Cuernavaca
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This is an intensive experiential program designed for students who are interested in gaining cross-cultural skills, awareness of diversity, community-related resources, and knowledge of social policies and their intersection wit h[...]
*WCU Summer in Norway: Norway's Nobel Idea - Lessons in Leadership and Peace
Oslo, Norway

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  Students will explore historical, cultural, social, scientific, theological and political forces which motivated Alfred Nobel to leave his vast fortunes to recognize prizes in human achievement, most notably the Prize for P eace. [...]
*WCU Summer in Rwanda - Field School in Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Rwanda summer program is a field school focused on the study of the history and culture of Rwanda, the biodiversity of its national parks, and the ongoing conservation efforts in these parks with a specific concentration on p rimate[...]
*WCU in France: Le Mans University (Exchange)
Le Mans, France

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange partnership with Le Mans University (Universite du Maine-Le Mans). WCU students wishing to participate in this exchange program have the options of studying French language and culture, English, history, and li terature[...]
*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 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[...]