Education Abroad Fair

Each year, Penn State hosts exhibitors from over 80 different study abroad partners, support offices, scholarship sources, and academic colleges to bring students the information they want about education abroad!  Students have the opportunity to speak with representatives from universities and study centers abroad; meet advisers from their college that know which courses and locations are best for different majors; meet faculty who lead education abroad programs; and talk with Education Abroad staff about the 400+ education abroad programs that are offered.  

The 2021 event will look different from previous years’ events. While we still plan to bring all the resources related to education abroad at Penn State to students, we will do so in a hybrid format. The 2021 Back to the World Education Abroad Fair Series will be held including both in-person and virtual formats from October 12 – 14, 2021. Students from all campuses are invited to participate! Visit our Back to the World Website for more details.

2021 Education Abroad Back to the World Series | Event Details 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

Welcome Back to the World! (Virtual) 

Education Abroad staff will introduce students to the new hybrid fair format, including fun activities, helpful workshops, and the opportunity to learn more about the Education Abroad staff and office. Students will have the opportunity to meet staff and peer advisers as well as learn about the education abroad process. 

Student registration is required for this event. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 |11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT 

We are Back In-Person! Penn State Education Abroad Fair (University Park, Alumni Hall)

Penn State faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet with students in Alumni Hall of the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) at University Park Campus to discuss different college and department offerings to engage abroad. Please note that in accordance with current University policy, all individuals must wear a mask inside all University buildings. We will follow all Penn State event protocols. Please see the COVID-19 Health Guidelines for the latest information. 

Please note, students are not required to register for this in-person event. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 3:00 – 6:00 PM EDT 

Penn State Education Abroad Open House (Virtual)

This virtual fair will be hosted on the Brazen platform and will include many of Penn State’s international partner universities and provider organizations, in addition to the internal faculty and staff who support education abroad at Penn State. Students are invited to chat with representatives from universities abroad, faculty who lead programs, support resources, education abroad staff, among many others. 

Registration is required for this event. 

Information for Students 

Whether you’re a first-year student trying to figure out how to get started, or you're well into the planning stages, the fair will get you headed in the right direction! We are also excited to announce that there will be additional scholarship opportunities for those who attend this year’s event series! 

Exhibitors: What You Need to Know 

Whether you're a Penn State faculty member, campus/college coordinator, or one of our valued partners at an international institution or provider, we can’t wait to have you exhibiting at our event series! Please keep an eye out for an invitation from our office to register for this event. If you have any questions, please contact