- A one-credit internship course (IST495), based on a simulated internship experience (300 hours) and designed particularly for Penn State Altoona Global Fellow participants. Students will:
- Work on a mobile-app development project for the Lower Trail section of the Pennsylvania Rails to Trails Conservancy program.
- An ESL program providing daily training and tutoring on technical writing, public speaking, and presentation skills in a real-life setting by working with an ESL instructor and our local project partners.
- A culture course (KOR 121: Korean Popular Culture) that supplements the internship course and the ESL program. Students will be auditing this course.
Additional Program Components
The program will offer additional activities and workshops throughout the fellows program. Group discussions and guest speakers will help students learn from each other and develop their own insights on how to thrive in this increasingly globalized world.
In addition, we plan to host the following events:
- Opening Ceremony: Students will meet other participants, our global fellows program faculty members and staff, and internship managers and partners.
- Field Trips will include tours of Penn State University Park in State College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Washington D.C.
- Homestays allow students to have ample cultural exposure to the U.S. culture.
Closing Ceremony: This final academic showcase event at the end of the global fellows program will bring students together to showcase their work and share their experiences. The closing ceremony will feature a display of their project book, videos, and posters as part of their digital storytelling assignment. Instructors, internship managers, Penn State Altoona administrators, and program alumni will be invited to attend.