Application Deadline: 12:00 pm. Sunday, October 1st 2023
Screening Process: To be announced
( See below detailed information )
Commencing in the Fall 2010 term through to Spring 2013, PSU provided 2nd-3rd year University students with the opportunity to study abroad via its PSU Year Abroad (PYA) Program. Starting in Spring 2014, the program changed into the PSU Semester Abroad (PSA) Program. There is a formal application process and set of requirements to be met in order to qualify for selection. Starting in Summer 2019, PSU Summer Abroad (PSuA) was launched with opportunities for PSU to take one 3-4 week intensive course listed on the 2023 PSuA list.
The PSA and PSuA provide the opportunities to enrich a discrete number of PSU's best students' educational experiences via studying overseas at one of PSU's partner universities. Studying abroad opens minds to new experiences, tempers character with challenges and leads to new friendships. How well the PSU students perform abroad also enables the University to get a sense of its coordinates en route to providing the Middle East with quality education up to the highest international standards. Simply put, the studying abroad benefits both students and the university.
Requirements for the Study Abroad Program:
Application Form: Complete the application form as directed by the International affairs Office team.
Credit Hours Requirement: Undergraduate students (Bachelor’s degree) who completed between 36-110 credits at the end of the previous term.
IELTS/ TOEFL: Meet the English proficiency requirements listed for the selected study abroad option found on the PSU website under the International Affairs Study Abroad Program. You must submit an official document of the score (Note that expired test results are not accepted).
Statement of Purpose: Provide a 500-word essay explaining why the option was chosen, what courses will likely be taken, and how studying at the selected school fits into one’s future plans.
Academic Transcript: Provide an official copy of your most recent official PSU transcript.
Interview: The applicant must pass a 15-minute interview to be accepted into the program.
Screening Examination: The applicant must pass a screening examination that is intended to measure reading and critical thinking skills.
Recommendations: Provide two letters of recommendation from two different PSU faculty.
Parental Consent: Provide a signed parental consent form allowing the student’s participation in the study abroad program. Form can be attained from the International Affairs Office team.
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