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.
- Revisit Steps to Study Abroad
- Refresh on How to Apply
- Reopen the Program Search Page to find a program that interests you.
- Consult with your Academic Adviser to see how you can fit another study abroad experience into your academic plan.
- Meet with Education Abroad Adviser to discuss your program or country of interest in greater detail.
- Keep abreast of application deadlines and cycles so you can submit your application on time.
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:
- 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.
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.