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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, University of Auckland kick off partnership with workshop, RFP

Fri, 17 Jan 2020

In November 2019, 11 Penn State faculty members attended the University of Auckland – Penn State Collaboration Development Workshop, organized by Auckland’s International Office and the Office of Global Programs. Faculty from both universities utilized the time to work on joint projects in preparation for submission to the first joint collaboration development seed fund call.

Penn State to host Study Abroad Week from Jan. 20 to 24

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Penn State will host Study Abroad Week 2020 during the week of Jan. 20-24 on the University Park campus. Students who attend can learn more about the process of applying, what funding is available, and career enrichment opportunities; and meet other students who have gone abroad.

Becoming a Learning Health System: The Penn State Health experience

Tue, 14 Jan 2020

Researchers at Penn State evaluated the process and experience of becoming a learning health system and shared lessons learned to assist other healthcare systems that are interested in becoming learning health systems, but are unsure of how to get started.

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Global Engagement and Leadership Experience

Penn State's GELE program fosters new perspectives.

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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.


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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.