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Leave of Absence for Military Service

ISSA will host a webinar session on the information for the students who will take a leave from their studies to join a miliary service in their home countries. We will cover the procedures for leavin


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program. Register here:


Pre-Arrival Q & A Session for Graduate Students

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms. This session is specific to incoming international students admitted for a Masters or Doctoral program at Penn State. Register to lear

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Laine wins Curriculum Design Award from Forum on Education Abroad

Wed, 29 Mar 2023 2

Penn State's Jason Laine, associate teaching professor, College of Liberal Arts, has been recognized for his excellence in education abroad curriculum design by the Forum on Education Abroad. Laine received this award for his undergraduate course, "Italian Language and Culture for Embedded Experiences Abroad,” which uses a co-requisite model with an upper-level Biology course, giving opportunities for STEM students to engage with language and humanities students to engage with the sciences.

Global health competition provides hands-on learning experience

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 1

Working together, Penn State students Deepa Kadidahl, Laraib Mazhar, Belle Peterson, Seth Wilkinson, Noah Yeagley and Andrew Yeich developed a potential strategy to reduce maternal deaths as part of the 2023 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition, which was held in Atlanta on March 18.

Student self-enrollment in Microsoft Multifactor Authentication is now available

Thu, 23 Mar 2023 1

Students are now able to self-enroll in Microsoft Authenticator by adding and registering their smartphone or another personal device used to confirm their identity. Enrolling in Microsoft Authenticator for multifactor authentication (MFA) is mandatory for all students, except for those graduating in May. Once enrolled, students will authenticate through Microsoft MFA to access University-affiliated sites and services.

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