Get Involved On Your Campus

Penn State offers a host of opportunities to engage globally on and away from campus with faculty, staff and students from across the United States and around the world.


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Penn State researcher and forensic nurse works to support sexual assault victims

Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Jocelyn Anderson, a forensic nurse and researcher at Penn State, found her calling in the forensic nursing field after experiencing a final nursing practicum in a South African intensive care unit.

Penn Staters represent 'All In' at education abroad conference

Mon, 22 Apr 2019

Brian Brubaker, director of education abroad in Penn State Global Programs, and Wendy Coduti, assistant professor of education (rehabilitation and human services), held a session at the Forum on Education Abroad that examined best practices in recruiting, preparing and supporting students with disabilities in education abroad.

Predictability limit: Scientists find bounds of weather forecasting

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

In the future, weather forecasts that provide storm warnings and help us plan our daily lives could come up to five days sooner before reaching the limits of numerical weather prediction, scientists said.

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International Education Week

Penn State joins organizations around the world by recognizing International Education Week (IEW).

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Students of many ethnicities posing for a photo beneath a sign showing distance to cities around the world
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Across the Commonwealth

Penn State, founded in 1855, has 24 campuses across the Commonwealth. It is Pennsylvania’s only land-grant institution, its largest University, and one of the most prominent public research universities in the United States.


The Fulbright Scholars Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department and provides funding for scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching around the world.

Commonwealth Campus Contacts

Global Programs works with many departments at University Park and across the Commonwealth to offer a variety of on-campus, globally-focused events. The goal is to enhance student’s educational experiences and build a truly Global Penn State.


Global Programs celebrates and honors global engagement of students, faculty, and staff through a variety of annual events, conferences, and awards.


Program leader with a group of international students at a lake in the mountains


The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) is a two-and-a-half day conference that brings together international and U.S. students to discuss and learn about aspects of global leadership.

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Foundations in Global Engagement (FiGE) is a program open to first-year undergraduate, first-year graduate, and new exchange or transfer international and American students who wish to put a global spin on their Penn State experience, right here on campus.

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Study abroad alumni are invited to attend a return rally to learn about resources on campus to smoothly transition back into life in the United States and share their experiences from abroad.