- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
- Students with 3rd semester standing in the College of Health & Human Development and the Eberly College of Science with a focus on applied allied health professions (medical school, veterinary school, physician’s assistant, public health)
This two-week program on the Caribbean island of Grenada, located northeast of Venezuela and northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, is based at the world-class St. George's University School of Medicine. Designed for students in the College of Health & Human Development and Eberly College of Science, the program focuses on applied allied health professions such as medical school, veterinary school, physician’s assistant programs, and public health. Students can choose a track depending on academic interest. The curriculum track format will include lectures, laboratory, small group projects, and field trips. Scheduled events included in the program will include trips to local markets, a nutmeg plantation tour, snorkeling, a rain-forest hike, beach activities, a waterfall visit, an aquarium visit, and a dinner cruise, and students will have ample opportunity to meet and engage with locals through site visits and social events.
All students will complete a service learning requirement at a variety of settings including (but not limited to) fitness centers, rehabilitation facilities, senior centers, community health and wellness programs, hospitals, youth sports venues, rural parishes and local government that have a need for public health initiatives. Students will work on teams to apply their hands-on experiences and integrate content from all their study abroad course with collective insight in order to craft an educationally sound poster review.
Summer: May 30 - June 13, 2021
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
The Education Abroad Office awards a number of grants and scholarships to students who participate in an education abroad program through Global Programs. The application for the scholarships awarded through the Education Abroad Office is included with your program application. Eligibility is based on academic merit and/or financial need. You must have a current FAFSA on file to be awarded. There are additional scholarship opportunities through our partner universities, Penn State Academic Departments, and other sources. To view a full list of scholarships, eligibility requirements, and deadlines visit Funding Study Abroad.
Penn State students who plan to study on a Penn State approved program can use most forms of financial aid towards the cost of the program. Exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships. If you have specific questions regarding your aid awards, contact the Penn State Office of Student Aid.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Withdrawal and refund details are dependent on the timing and reason for your withdrawal from a Penn State Education Abroad Program. For specific details and steps on how to withdraw, read the Education Abroad Policies.
Once a student has committed to a Penn State Education Abroad program, they are financially responsible for any fees incurred on their behalf. Therefore, if a student plans to withdraw from a program it is their responsibility to immediately notify the Education Abroad office, in writing; email is preferred.
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
If a student withdraws after the start of a program, any adjustment of Penn State tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. Students may be responsible for up to 100% of program costs. In most cases, partial credit cannot be awarded for leaving a program before its successful completion.
After the Start of the Program
For additional information on withdrawal policies, separate and apart from financial consequences, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.