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Special Announcement

The University Office of Global Programs (Global Penn State) will be closed December 24 through January 2 for winter break and staff will have limited access to email.

Offices will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015. Have a safe and happy New Year.

Note: Individual staff days off may vary.


Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) Application Deadline

The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) is a two-and-a-half day conference that brings together international and U.S. students to discuss and learn about aspects of global leadership. It is the perfect mix of serious conversations, engaging activities, and practical simulations.

GELE Information & Application

International Student Orientation - Spring 2015

Each year, Penn State welcomes thousands of new undergraduate and graduate students through the International Student Orientation (ISO). The University Office of Global Programs assists in the arrival process by providing a myriad of activities to help students and their families settle in to life in the USA.Penn State welcomes undergrad and graduate students from more than 80 countries Thursday, January 8th-Sunday, January 11th, 2015 for Spring ISO.  

Learn more about ISO

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

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. In this photo, Dr. Adewumi is meeting with SKKU President Jun Young Kim, one of Penn State's GEN partners.

Learn more about Penn State's GEN

Joint Center Promotes US-China University Collaboration

With the goal of promoting global cooperation in clean energy research and education, Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China established an international Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER) in 2011 as a part of global engagement efforts at both universities. 

Joint Center for Research Promotes US-China University Collaboration

Education Abroad Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Education Abroad Office at Penn State, in partnership with Town & Gown Magazine, is pleased to announce the winners of it's annual Writing Contest. The Education Abroad Writing Contest is a yearly contest open to all current Penn State students who have participated in study abroad previously or who are currently participating in a study abroad program sponsored by the Education Abroad office.The 2014 Writing Contest winners are featured in November's issue of Town & Gown Magazine. 

Education Abroad Writing Contest 2014 Winners

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