About Us

Welcome to Global Programs, overseen by the Vice Provost for Global Programs. Our office provides support and oversight for all of Penn State's international engagements. Global Programs manages education abroad programs; hosts international students and scholars; and facilitates the University's many international partnerships around the world.

Our mandate is to vigorously promote Penn State's vision of becoming a truly global university -- the Global Penn State. Global Programs encourages all members of the Penn State community to incorporate global perspectives in their work, studies, and activities. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive range of international and intercultural educational opportunities for University faculty, staff, and students alike.

Global Programs is comprised of the Office of the Vice Provost and three directorates - Education Abroad (DEA), International Student & Scholar Advising (DISSA), and Global Operations and Intercultural Learning with the director of each reporting to the Vice Provost for Global Programs. The Vice Provost also oversees Faculty & Campus Engagement as well as initiatives such as the university's Strategic Partnerships. Together, we serve over 3,000 students who study abroad each year; more than 9,000 international students enrolled at Penn State; and the faculty who support them all. Please contact us or visit our offices on 4th floor, Boucke Building to find out how we can help you on your path to becoming a global citizen.

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Penn State Global Statistics

The most current statistics for Penn State Global, including International Students and Scholars and Education Abroad.

Staff Resources

Message from the Vice Provost Penn State Global is charged with furthering the global engagement goals of the university. We do this with nearly 100 full-time employees located at Penn State campuses across Pennsylvania. This office is a vibrant and exciting place to work for those interested in pursuing careers in international education. Our portfolio is vast; we lead the university’s strategic international partnership efforts, provide immigration advising services to Penn State’s international students and scholars, administer all of Penn State’s Education Abroad programs, and provide innovative leadership programs and services to international undergraduate students.

Penn State Global

About the Vice Provost

Dr. Sabine Klahr is the Interim Vice Provost for Penn State Global, a comprehensive global office leading and facilitating global engagement across all 24 campuses of The Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she served as the Associate Vice Provost for Penn State Global since July 2022. Penn State Global includes: Global Learning; International Student and Scholar Advising; Global Partnerships and Agreements; Global Outreach, Development, and Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Global Safety, as well as Business, Finance, and Application Development units. The 90 international education leaders and professionals of Penn State Global support the university’s land-grant mission by infusing a global dimension and intercultural perspectives in research, teaching, and outreach, thereby raising the institution’s global profile.

Penn State Global Staff Directory

Penn State Global - Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Mission Penn State Global supports Penn State’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service to the global community.


Information on careers with Penn State Global can currently be found at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. We are working on putting those postings here in the near future!