Application Process

The Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers (CIRT) program is designed as a Junior-Senior experience; therefore, Penn State students must apply in their Sophomore year before the deadline of January 20. Interested students should follow this link and apply at the Penn State Education Abroad website for the CIRT Program.

Sophomores are also applying to enter an education major and will receive a decision on their entrance to major in the Spring semester. Students who apply to CIRT by the January 20 deadline will be evaluated for entrance to major requirements and notified immediately if they may not meet the requirements. If not admitted to the major, participation in the CIRT study abroad is not recommended because courses may not transfer well to a different non-education major.

If you have questions on the program or the application process, or wish to schedule an appointment to learn more about the program, please email Jamie Myers,