Go Abroad… Again!

You’re back from abroad, but your international experience doesn’t have to end here. With proper planning, you can study abroad again.You may consider yourself a seasoned study abroad veteran at this point, but there is still much to be done to prepare for your next adventure.

For Your Consideration:

Length of Program

  • Remember, Education Abroad programs come in all different lengths.
  • If you went on a short-term embedded program for a few days, you might consider a 4-8 week summer program. 
  • If you went on a summer program, consider a semester or even a year abroad. 

The Road Less Traveled

Half of U.S. university students who study abroad do so in the U.K., Western Europe or Australia. Think about expanding your experience – and your mind – by studying abroad in a non-traditional location this time around: 

  • Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The Middle East & North Africa
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin America & Caribbean

You’ll also have more scholarship opportunities available to you.

Other Opportunities: Intern, Teach, Volunteer, Work

Haven't found something that interests you? Do some more research through these well-known sites that are not affiliated with Penn State.

  • Transitions Abroad is a searchable database of all forms of work, volunteer and internships abroad
  • IIEPassport is a database service from the Institute of International Education.

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Your international experience doesn’t have to stop after you study abroad as an undergraduate. There are limitless opportunities to further your role as a global citizen beyond graduation and explore what the world has to offer. The world is waiting for you.

  • Visit our Career Development page to begin brainstorming how you can apply skills learned abroad to your career path.
  • Study abroad as a graduate student. Take on an international internship.
  • Apply for a Fulbright Grant to teach or do research abroad.
  • Attend graduate school in a different country.
  • Volunteer abroad with an NGO or international organization.
  • Teach English abroad.