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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 student named a 2020 UNESCO Fellow

Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Laura Guay, a rising junior majoring in biobehavioral health and French and Francophone studies, with a minor in global health, has been named a 2020 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fellow.

International leaders convene at Penn State to map future of nuclear power

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

To continually support the safety and efficiency of the world’s power supply, international leaders in nuclear safety and regulation convened at Penn State on July 1 to establish and guide an upcoming research project to be conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Global Studies major promotes education for peace in Argentina

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Flores is the first Berks student to be awarded and to take part in the Cultural Vistas Fellowship, a fully-funded summer internship program specifically designed for students for whom such international opportunities might otherwise be out of reach.

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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.