Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program Information Session

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
127 Moore Building
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program Information Session

Are you interested in language? In languages in a foreign setting? In what is involved in speaking or learning more than one language?

The Center for Language Science at Penn State ( has received a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation as part of the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program. The project is entitled “Translating cognitive and brain science in the laboratory and field to language learning environments,” and is designed to study the way one or more languages are learned and used across the lifespan. The scope is very broad, and includes the consequences of being or becoming bilingual, the use of minority languages and dialects, and the incorporation of research on language into the educational curriculum.

Undergraduate students who participate in the PIRE program will have the opportunity to work closely with Penn State research faculty who study language from a variety of perspectives. They will also spend a summer abroad at one of our partner institutions (in Europe, Latin America, and Asia), participating in collaborative projects, both in an academic setting and through educational and community outreach efforts. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in hands-on research in an exciting field with significant social implications.

Expenses to travel abroad during the summer to conduct research (e.g., summer tuition, airfare, lodging, meals, incidentals) will be covered by the grant.

For information on the PIRE program, visit:

If you are interested in participating in the PIRE program, please attend our information session on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in 127 Moore Building.

127 Moore Building