Welcome to the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP), overseen by the Vice Provost for Global Programs. Our office provides support and oversight for all of Penn State's international engagements. UOGP manages education abroad programs; hosts international students and scholars; and facilitates the University's many international partnerships around the world.
UOGP's mission is to vigorously promote Penn State's vision of becoming a truly global university -- the Global Penn State -- by providing the resources and support needed to: expand the diversity of our study abroad enterprise; increase and diversify our international student population; and build transformative, strategic partnerships around the world. UOGP encourages all members of the Penn State community to incorporate global perspectives in their work, studies, and activities. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive range of international and intercultural educational opportunities for University faculty, staff, and students alike.
UOGP is comprised of the Office of the Vice Provost and three directorates - Education Abroad (DEA), International Student & Scholar Advising (DISSA), and Global Engagement & Operations (DGEO) with the director of each reporting to the Vice Provost for Global Programs. The Vice Provost also oversees Faculty & Campus Engagement as well as initiatives such as the GEN (Global Engagement Network) and AESEDA (the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa). Together, we serve nearly 3,000 students who study abroad each year; more than 6,300 international students enrolled at Penn State; and the faculty who support them all. Please contact us or visit our offices in 410 Boucke Building to find out how we can help you on your path to becoming a global citizen.