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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News

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WPSU documentary highlights climate change in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto is one of 330 U.S. mayors pledging continued alignment with the Paris Agreement.

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Researchers to develop new gene-editing method

A National Science Foundation grant enables Penn State entomologists to develop a gene-editing capabilities technology.

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IST students research startup culture, refugee tech in Rwanda

Penn State student computer science researchers travel to Rwanda to discover how technology is used and implemented.

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International Education Week

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

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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.

Fulbright

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.

Awards

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

Programming

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GELE

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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FiGE

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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BACK FROM ABROAD

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.