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Embedded Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Administration offers several embedded study abroad experiences. These programs include activities such as observation at in-country health facilities, lectures by in-country experts, and participation in fieldwork.

HPA students have the option of taking a short-term embedded trip as they rotate to various locations in different semesters. Current programs are being led or planned for Sweden as well as The Netherlands.

To find out which current programs are being offered visit the Penn State Schedule of Courses (look for HPA 499) or visit Global Programs Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.

Education Abroad Programs

Global Penn State Programs

Global Institutes (under the Health Sciences track)

IES: London, Health Practice and Policy (Fall or Spring Semester / 15 Credits)
Requirements: Second Semester Standing and a 3.0 Minimum GPA

The IES: Health Practice & Policy program was created to meet the academic needs of students in pre-professional medical studies and public health majors and minors, as well as Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The program allows students to immerse themselves in public health issues in various locations such as London and Kingston, Jamaica through theories and practice. Some of the courses offered for Penn State students include health studies taught by IES Abroad in London, one elective course from the Study London Program, and an intensive service learning and practicum in London and Kingston at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona. In the last two weeks of the semester, students participate in an extended field study trip to Kingston at the University Of West Indies School Of Nursing, Mona where they learn through lectures, discussions, and a practicum at community health clinics.