Life in State College

Upon arrival at Penn State, there are many opportunities to get involved on campus.

Welcome to State College!


International Student Orientation (ISO) is offered prior to the start of each semester and is mandatory for all new international students, including exchange students. 

Expectations for Pre-Arrival 

The International Student and Scholar Advising office (ISSA) provides services in pre-arrival immigration documents, immigration advising, general advising including cultural and social advising, and administration of grants and loans for international students. Document check-in is required for new exchange students. 

Activities & Recreation 

Looking for some extra-curricular activities? There are many student organizations on campus with a wide variety of interests, so get involved! 

Student Services

As a Penn State student, you have access to all on-campus University Health Services. This includes, but is not limited to: