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CHANCE Australia

The summer practicum for the CHANCE Australia program is from June 24 to July 9, 2018.

Koala on a tree

CHANCE accepting student applications for summer Australia program

Some highlights of the CHANCE Australia program include research with the JCU Turtle Health Research Team on sea and freshwater turtle health and viral outbreaks, and participation in the Great Barrier Reef Monitoring Program, among other experiences.
Group gathered in first-class airline seats for new campus space dedication

Penn State Lehigh Valley promotes global educational experiences

The Penn State Lehigh Valley campus hosted a Global Programs Fair and dedicated new Global Engagement Space on Oct. 18.
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PSU-LV Global Programs fair 2017

More than 150 students, faculty and staff learned about multiple opportunities to study abroad while attending the Global Programs Fair on Oct. 18 at the Lehigh Valley campus. 

Group gathered in first-class airline seats for new campus space dedication

PSU-LV ribbon cutting of new campus space

A ribbon cutting was held on Oct. 18 to dedicate the new Global Engagement Space at Penn State Lehigh Valley. From left to right seated: Jamie Weaver, education abroad adviser, Global Programs Office at Penn State University; Neil Brown, assistant professor of geography and faculty engagement coordinator in education abroad, Global Programs Office at Penn State University; Penn State Lehigh Valley students from first-year seminar class; Kate Manni, assistant director of faculty-led programs and special initiatives, Global Programs Office at Penn State University; Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley.

group of students and professors in Cuba forest

Penn State students study fragile ecosystems in Cuba

Students and teachers from CHANCE conducted biological and ecological research alongside field scientists in Cuba this summer
group of students and professors in Cuba forest

CHANCE Cuba Field Program

Participants in the CHANCE Cuba field program were required to carry out pre-trip, online assignments before venturing into the field to learn from local government experts, university faculty and National Park biologists about ongoing Cuban conservation efforts and environmental policies as they explored the biodiversity of the rainforests of Sierra del Rosario; wetlands, mangroves, forests and coral reefs of Guanahacabibes Peninsula; and farmlands of Viñales. Here the group is in Guanahacabibes National Park. 

Students and professor on boat in Cuba


During most recent field course of CHANCE, students and teachers focused on conservation and the sustainability of select ecosystems in western Cuba.  A conservation-based, service-learning project on nesting sea turtles was also performed in conjunction with biologists from Guanahacabibes National Park as part of their Research, Monitoring and Management Program.

people standing in front of rainforest

Penn State CHANCE visits Costa Rica

Students and professors on the 2017 CHANCE Costa Rica Field Course visit the rainforest. 

Group of students in Madrid

Spring Break 2017 Spain: Madrid

The Penn State Lehigh Valley students and faculty members spent the first three days of Spring Break in Madrid, Spain.