CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Global experiences are viewed as an important part of a college student’s journey at Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV). Thirty-five PSU-LV students had global educational experiences during spring break earlier this month. Along with their professors and instructors, these students got to see new parts of the world and expand their learning and understanding of course material during a short-term study abroad program.
Greece: A study in intercultural and crisis communication
Nine PSU-LV students traveled to Athens and Santorini, Greece, from March 1-8 to work with students from Athens University and explore ancient civilizations. This short-term study abroad program was coordinated by Kasey Hudak, assistant professor of corporate communication; Beth Michalec, lecturer in corporate communication; and Liz Keptner, director of the Multimedia Innovation Center, all from Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Two students went as part of the course Risk & Crisis in Corporate Communication (CC 404). They got to visit local and global brands, an international university and government agencies. Students then wrote a resulting case study on global crisis management and will deliver a presentation.