Penn State Courses with an Embedded Travel Abroad Component

Several courses are offered in the College of Engineering that have an embedded international travel component or an optional travel portion. A sampling of these courses is listed below. For the most up-to-date course descriptions, see the University course catalog.

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Courses

Students take EDSGN 452 (Projects in Humanitarian Engineering) and EDSGN 453 (Design for Developing Communities) on campus, then can travel abroad with EDSGN 454 (HESE Field Experience) to implement their projects. For more details, see the HESE website.

Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) Minor Courses

There are several projects and courses that are offered as part of the Engineering Leadership Development Minor. Check the current list of courses and the minor website for more details.

College of Ag Sciences Embedded Experiences

International Educational Embedded Experiences are courses that are led by College of Ag Sciences faculty, are typically 3 credits, and have an “embedded” international trip experience either over fall, winter, or spring break or in the beginning of the summer. The trip component can last for 1 to 4 weeks. Some are focused on specific major areas or groups. See the current list of courses

Other Penn State Embedded Programs

Other colleges at Penn State also offer embedded programs, and some are open to students from any college. See the list of embedded programs for options and details.