December 14, 2016

Students: Learning in the World Awaits You

Apply Now to Engage with Cultures Near and Far in 2017
by Jenny Corke

Application deadlines for 2017 Learning in the World (LITW) programs are approaching, with an upcoming deadline of Friday, January 13, for faculty-led summer programs. A complete list of deadlines is below. With programs in diverse regions of the world, LITW gives students the chance to participate in an in-depth, off-campus learning experience that engages them directly with different practices and perspectives, history, arts, and surprising and enlightening encounters in new cultures. Contact Carmen Muñoz-Fernández, director of Learning in the World, for more information.

“Social entrepreneurship became one of my greatest passions as a result of the trip, and I owe many of my experiences post-PA graduation to Niswarth,” said alumnus Brandon Wong ‘12 of his LITW experience. “I would never have ended up interning at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in Washington D.C. or joining some of the social innovation initiatives at UNC, if it weren’t for Niswarth. When I look back on my time at PA, Niswarth changed the way that I see the world quite unlike any other experience.”

Programs and Deadlines

Faculty-Led Programs, Deadline January 13:

  • American South—American Civil Rights Immersion Program
  • Brazil—Brazil PLACES
  • China—Lenses on China
  • Dominican Republic—Mariposa Foundation
  • France—Piette Program
  • Germany—Berlin: History, Culture, and Language
  • India—Niswarth
  • Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts—Confluence
  • Peru—HUACA Project
  • Russia—Russian Language

Affiliate Programs (please note that applications to our affiliate programs should be made directly to each program); deadlines vary:

Summer 2017

  • China—School Year Abroad (SYA), Deadline: January 18, 2017         
  • France—School Year Abroad (SYA), Deadline: January 18, 2017         
  • Germany—American Association of Teachers of German
, Deadline: April 12, 2017
  • Italy—School Year Abroad (SYA), Deadline: January 18, 2017              
  • Japan—TIES Program at Toin Institute
, Please apply through Ms. Shimazu
  • Spain—INESLE, Madrid, Deadline: March 15, 2017   
  • Spain—School Year Abroad (SYA), Deadline:  January 18, 2017                  
  • USA (several locations)—National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), 
Several Deadlines
  • USA—NuVu Summer Program, Cambridge, Mass.
  • USA—Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Deadline: February 15, 2017

Semester-Long Programs 2017–2018

  • The Bahamas—The Island School, Fall Term, Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Maine—Chewonki School, Spring Term, Deadline: February 15, 2017   
  • Vermont—The Mountain School, Spring Term, Deadline: February 15, 2017

Yearlong Programs 2017–2018

  • China, France, Italy, and Spain—School Year Abroad (SYA), Deadline: February 15, 2017
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