Global Learning and Engagement Week 2022

Join Penn State Global and our partners during Global Learning and Engagement Week (GLEW), formerly Study Abroad Week, to learn all the ways you can take your education overseas! GLEW 2022 will be held January 24 – 28, 2022. The following featured events will be hosted throughout the week to give all students a deeper understanding of all things education abroad. Since the summer and fall 2022 deadlines are quickly approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the future of education abroad. From funding opportunities to career enrichment, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the opportunities that study, internships, and research abroad have to offer. With workshops and information sessions for all majors, you can begin planning for your own education abroad experience! Events this year will offer a variety of in-person, hybrid, and virtual settings to help students from across our campuses engage in what global learning has to offer.

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Please note that all events are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Some events may require you to register to attend. Please see campus location and more event details below.

Monday, January 24, 2022:

ISI Florence Information Session

  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
  • University Park campus | 410 Boucke Building
  • We will have our partner representative from ISI Florence here on the University Park campus to give an informational presentation on the ISI Florence education abroad program. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about ISI's summer and semester-long programs, whether you are already planning to participate or are just interested in learning more. We will have a large room, but please try to arrive early so we can make sure safe distances are kept. Masks are required.
  • Hosted by: ISI Florence and Penn State Global Education Abroad

Tuesday, January 25, 2022:

Education Abroad 101 & Returned Student Panel

  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
  • University Park campus | Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library and Education Abroad 101 Zoom (Zoom registration required)
  • Are you interested in learning more about participating in an education abroad experience during your time at Penn State? Join education abroad peer advisers during GLEW 2022 for information about how to get started! We will share a general overview of education abroad opportunities at Penn State, how to search for programs, how to evaluate cost and financial aid opportunities, and the next steps in the process. Our peer advisers will also host a Q&A panel session to share more about their education abroad experiences and answer your questions. All students are welcome! Join us in person at Foster Auditorium or via Zoom (registration is required)
  • Hosted by: Penn State Global Education Abroad

Wednesday, January 26, 2022:

Education Abroad Summer Programs Expo

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
  • University Park campus | HUB-Robeson Center in Heritage Hall
  • Come learn about summer study abroad programs! Whether you're hoping to study abroad in summer 2022 or at a later date, we invite you to learn about how a summer education abroad experience can benefit your academic success at Penn State!  Program leaders and Education Abroad staff will be present.
  • Hosted by: Penn State Global

Marketing Your Education Abroad Experience

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • University Park campus | 124 Sparks Building and Zoom (To join by Zoom please visit the Liberal Arts Career Week page for more information)
  • Participating in an education abroad experience provides students with the opportunity to develop the transferable skills employers are looking for in future employees. Come learn about the benefits of participating in a global learning opportunity and how you can market these skills throughout your job search process! The primary audience for this event is for Liberal Arts students, but all are welcome!
  • Hosted by: The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network as part of Liberal Arts Career Week and GLEW 2022

Spring Ahead to Success (Collaboration with Student Success Office)

  • 12:15 - 1:15 PM EST
  • Abington campus | Lares Banquet Room and Spring Ahead to Success Zoom
  • What exactly is “academic standing” and how can you make sure you stay in good standing?  Learn why your second semester is crucial to your success.  Find out about required GPAs for popular majors, and how your entrance to the major can be affected by your academic progress. 
  • Hosted by: Office of Global Programs Abington

Global Awareness & Travel 101

  • 12:20 – 1:10 PM EST
  • New Kensington campus | The Art Gallery
  • Making decisions regarding travelling can be difficult. Attend this Travel 101 workshop to learn more about global awareness and smart, safe travel. If you attend this workshop, we can help get your passport fee waived! This in-person Global Awareness & Travel 101 Program is limited to Penn State New Kensington Students only. in-person, Penn State New Kensington Students only.
  • Hosted by: Student Affairs

Gilman Scholarship Information Session

  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST
  • Virtual Zoom | Gilman Scholarship Information Zoom Session (Registration required)
  • The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage U.S. students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Join Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring (URFM) and Education Abroad to learn more about this opportunity and how to prepare a competitive application for the upcoming deadline on March 2, 2022. Registration is required.
  • Hosted by: Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

Study Abroad Info Table

  • 12:20 – 1:10 PM EST
  • New Kensington campus | The Junction
  • New Kensington campus’ Study Abroad Liaisons will sponsor a table to discuss study abroad options, relay information, and answer any questions. If you are at New Kensington campus, stop by!
  • Hosted by: New Kensington Study Abroad Liaisons -- Melba Amador and Robyn Chotiner

Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture Info Session

  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM EST
  • University Park campus | 102 Business Building
  • Spend 6 weeks in stunning Florence and explore Mediterranean perspectives of international business. Attend this event to learn why you should choose this Smeal faculty-led program for your summer 2022 study abroad adventure.
  • Hosted by: Smeal College of Business, Office of International Programs

Thursday, January 27, 2022:

Go Global with STEM: Studying Abroad Across Colleges

  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
  • University Park campus | HUB Robeson Center in 121 Noontime Lounge
  • The goal of this event is to provide cross-college STEM opportunities for our students, giving them program information, what comes next, and who to see with questions. The event will incorporate college specifics, cross-college STEM experiences, funding opportunities, where to get COVID testing, and more. Students will register upon arrival.
  • Hosted by: All STEM Colleges (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Engineering, Eberly College of Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Information Sciences and Technology)

Friday, January 28, 2022:

Listen, Your Body is Talking to You: Global Mental Health Awareness Series – Understanding Early Warning Signs

  • 12:15 - 1:15 PM EST
  • Abington campus | Lares Banquet Room and Listen, Your Body is Talking to You Zoom
  • Noticed discomfort in your body or compromised functioning? Whether it’s difficulty concentrating, memory loss, fatigue, and more, Global Programs is inviting you to learn roles of sleep and balanced eating, mental health early warning signs, plus self-help coping skills. 
  • Hosted by: Office of Global Programs Abington

If you are a Penn State office, department, or faculty member interested in hosting an event for future GLEW weeks, please email