Steps to Study Abroad
The planning stages outlined below will help you have the best study abroad experience possible. We recommend that you begin this process at least one year prior to the semester you plan on studying abroad.
Make an Academic Plan
Working with your academic adviser: Bring the completed Education Abroad Course Planning Tool to your academic adviser to discuss how the courses you plan to take abroad will fit into your degree requirements.
College Representatives: Many Penn State colleges have advisers that can help you choose a program that matches your personal and academic goals. These advisers can also help 2+2 students planning to transfer to University Park.
Find Your University Park College Representative
Education Abroad encourages all students to contact the international programs/study abroad coordinator in their respective college on the University Park campus while planning a study abroad program. These coordinators are an excellent resource for students and can help with the following:
- Selecting a program that will fit with the student's academic plan
- Identifying programs that are tailored to the student's major
- Notifying the student of any college- or department-specific policies regarding study abroad
|Agricultural Sciences||Ketja Lingenfelter||Assistant Director for Student Global Engagement||135 Ag. Admin|
|Arts & Architecture||Kyrie Harding||Academic Advising Manager||104 Borland|
|Bellisario College of Communications||Mary Sergeant||Academic Adviser||204 Carnegie|
|Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)||Patricia Schempp||Academic Adviser||121 Grange|
|Education||Leila Bradaschia||Director of International Programs||233 Chambers|
|Earth & Mineral Sciences||Michael Gordon||Academic Adviser||014 Deike|
|Eberly College of Science||Vacant||Global Experiences Coordinator||418 Kern|
|Engineering||Sara Kuhlman||Coordinator of International Experiences||208 Hammond|
|Health & Human Development||Dennis Shea||Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach||345 HHD Building|
|Information Science & Technology||Angela K. Miller||Director, Undergraduate Recruiting & Student Engagement||E131 Westgate|
|The Liberal Arts||Susan Knell||Director, Career Enrichment Network||101 Sparks|
|Smeal College of Business||Elizabeth Labrin||International Programs Coordinator (Academic Adviser)||202 Business|
|Schreyer Honors College||Richard Stoller||Coord. of Academic Advising/International Programs||10 Schreyer|