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Education Abroad Re-opens Programs for Spring 2016

The Education Abroad office has re-opened applications for a limited number of study abroad programs  for the spring 2016 semester. Students interested in applying must complete their applications by Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.

View a list of re-opened programs for spring 2016!

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.

Partnerships and Collaborative Centers- Full Story

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

Education Abroad Student Spotlight: Natalia’s experience in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

“Travelling is a necessity. It’s really easy to get used to your same old routines that you have at home, but it’s important to know how other cultures live as well. Not only do you get to experience another country’s differences, but you will also find the similarities between yourself and students like you as well.”  Natalia Tyndall, English Major 

Read more from Natalia on her experience abroad

Education Abroad Student Spotlight: Alison’s experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina

“I studied in the IES Advanced Spanish Immersion Program in Buenos Aires. Originally, I had always imagined myself studying abroad in Spain because I wanted to study abroad to practice my Spanish. I never really thought a lot about studying abroad in Latin America, but I think it was the best decision I made.  Buenos Aires is an incredible, sprawling metropolis, and I spent the majority of my weekends enjoying the “Paris of South America”. I knew practically nothing about Latin America, so I learned so much through my class and explorations through Argentina. No matter where I traveled in Latin America, I was always speaking Spanish.” Alison Roby, Biomedical Engineering Major

Read more from Alison on her experience abroad

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

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!

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 Programs Welcomes All Students

Global Programs would like to wish a warm welcome to all new and returning students to Penn State.

Life at State College

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


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