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Study Abroad Student Instructions

Study Abroad Student Instructions

Students who plan on studying abroad and transferring courses back to PSU for Economics credits are required to set up a meeting with Austin Boyle. This meeting needs to occur before the study abroad trip. Austin is the liaison for study abroad in the Economics Department.

Austin Boyle
Email: aboyle@psu.edu
Phone: 814-867-3532
Office: Kern 307

Austin will evaluate the study abroad courses chosen by the student and make decisions for the level of credit that will transfer back to PSU.

Setting up the Meeting

Email Austin to schedule an appointment with him. Come to your meeting prepared – You should have ideas of which courses you are interested in taking. Austin will evaluate your courses, but will not pick courses for you. You also need to provide a syllabus for the course. If the Office of Global Programs says the syllabus is not available, the student should contact the University they will be attending abroad.

Important Notes

The Economics Department has the final say in how Economics courses are transferred back for Economics credit. We may not agree with course evaluations provided by Smeal or the Office of Global Programs. It is mandatory to meet with Austin before your semester abroad.

A maximum of 6 ECON credits can be transferred to PSU from study abroad.
Of these 6 credits, a maximum of 3 credits can be used at the 400 level.

It is also recommended to meet with an Economics Department advisor before your journey abroad. See the Advising Schedule page for information.