50-50 Highlights: Trinity University, Penn State Erie-Behrend College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Trinity UniversityTrinity University in Texas offers Languages Across the Curriculum where students can take classes in the humanities, social, and natural sciences taught in a foreign language.?  Mexico, The Americas, and Spain is an interdisciplinary program that collaborates with the Monterrey Institute of Technology to train future leaders. The program includes first-year seminars, service learning trips, and stipends for students working at local non-profit organizations. The EAST Project has one of he largest undergraduate Chinese language programs in the nation and exchange programs with universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous funded undergraduate research programs including Murchison Research Fellowships, Noyce Internships in Science/Math Education, Mach Research Fellowships, and Integrated Research in Biomathematics. Engineering students have the chance to study abroad in Australia and New Zealand.

Students at Penn State Erie-The Behrend College can major in the Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies Major, one of the few offered in the United States. Students have opportunities for internships and capstone projects through businesses located at the Knowledge Park. Students can also get hands-on experience at the RFID Research Center and work with faculty on projects at the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach. Engineering students have opportunities to work with faculty at the Medical Plastics Center of Excellence. The Center for Mathematical Biology sponsors summer research programs for students. The Janet Neff Sample Center for Manners and Civility provides grants to campus organizations for civility-related programs and research.

The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland funds summer internships in government service as well hosting student exchanges with developing democratic countries. Students in the Sullivan Museum Scholars Program have opportunities for funded assistantships, internships, special field trips, and study-abroad programs. Students accepted into the Nitze Scholars Program conclude their second-year seminar with a study-abroad trip. Students specializing in archaeology have opportunities for field experience in Maryland, Gambia, and the Caribbean. The Patterson Park and Museum provide students with hands-on experience through internships, research, and field work. The Emerging Scholars Program is summer research program for students interested in math who haven’t taken any upper division math classes. The college’s signature study abroad program is at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford where are courses are pre-approved for credit.