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Global Programs Welcomes International Students for Orientation

As we gear up for the 2015-2016 year, Global Programs would like to wish a warm welcome to all international students attending New Student Orientations this summer and fall. It's a great way to build friendships, familiarize yourself with campus and begin your journey at Penn State right, from day 1. Register now for this invaluable experience.

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Global Engagement Network (GEN)

The Global Engagement Network, or commonly called GEN, is a network of strategic partners around the world that collaborate on teaching, research, and seek to solve the world's great challenges. 

Learn more about Penn State's GEN

Mail Call: Postcards from Abroad

During the spring 2015 semester, Penn State students who were studying abroad around the world sent postcards back to the Education Abroad Office to share stories about their classes, life in their host country, and their travels and adventures.  Penn State’s own “Mike the Mailman” delivered the postcards with great enthusiasm, celebrating the journey the postcards had made in order to arrive in State College and the sentiment with which they were sent from our students.  Read Excerpts from Students' Postcards from Abroad

Read Excerpts From Students' Postcards From Abroad

New Global Penn State Video

With global experiences having recently been made a pillar of Penn State and part of the strategic plan, Global Penn State is currently in an exceptional time of growth to meet the renewed demand for cultural engagement, not only at University Park and the 24 Commonwealth campuses, but around the world as well. Discover what’s happening with Global Penn State and how you can become involved.

New Global Penn State Video

SKKU President Visits Global Programs

Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs, and staff welcome Dr. Kyu Sang Chung, President, and Dr. Suke Kyu Lee, Vice President of International Affairs from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea. SKKU remains one of Penn State's strategic partners through research collaborations in many fields. For more information on the partnership, contact Marty Trethewey at

Partnerships and Collaborative Centers form building blocks for Global Penn State

The Global Engagement Network (GEN) is best described as a network of select strategic partners that supports and promotes all dimensions of the university’s internationalization strategy.

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Welcome to Global Penn State

Welcome to Global Penn State, the primary web presence of the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP). UOGP provides support and oversight for all of Penn State's international engagements. Meet Dr. Adewumi, view our video, and learn more about Global Penn State!

Welcome to Global Penn State

Free Passports at Penn State

The University Office of Global Programs at Penn State is excited to announce that through a partnership with The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), 350 free passports will be given to eligible Penn State students in fall 2015!

Learn how you can get a free passport!


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