Calendar Events

"Honor Diaries " Screening and Panel Discussion

2019 Education Abroad Fair

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 HUB, Alumni Hall 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Each year, Penn State hosts exhibitors from over 70 different study abroad partners, support offices, scholarship sources, and academic colleges to bring students the information they want about education abroad!  Talk with representatives from universities and study centers abroad. Meet advisers from your college that know which courses and locations are best for your major. Talk to the Education Abroad Office staff about the 350+ study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships. Learn about other support and resources, like going abroad with a disability or how we’re working to increase study abroad participation among students from underrepresented populations.

4th Annual World Trivia Night

Advising on the Fly

Australia & New Zealand: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the Penn State approved Education Abroad programs in these countries. We will discuss the differences between programs, courses offered, eligibility, application process, and other details of the programs. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Erica Nikolaisen, though Starfish. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application Presentation

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 201 Thomas Building 5:00 - 6:00 PM Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend this presentation and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 toward a study abroad experience. This presentation will be facilitated by the University Fellowships Office and the Education Abroad Office and will cover scholarship eligibility requirements, provide an overview of the application process, and tips for preparing a strong application. Not at University Park? Join this presentation online via Zoom.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application Writing Workshop

Monday, September 16, 2019 410 Boucke Building 5:00 - 6:00 PM Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend this writing workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 toward a study abroad experience. This writing workshop will be facilitated by the University Fellowships Office and will provide students the opportunity to have their scholarship application essays reviewed.

Boren Information Session with Kyle Cox from IIE

CIEE Global Institute Information Session

The session will cover the basics of applying to the CIEE Global Institute program including the application, academics, housing, and finances.

CIEE Global Institutes Information Session

Colombia Summer Program Information Session

​For more information about the Liberal Arts/Schreyer Honors College "Contemporary Colombia" maymester program (LATAM 499, May 6 - June 3). This program looks at aspects of Colombia's economic, social, and political development by visiting four regions. Contact Richard Stoller at rjs27@psu.edu for more information.

Colombia Summer Program Information Session

Como, Italy: Cross-cultural Engagement and Technical Presentation for Engineers Information Session

Find out how you can earn 6 credits in just 3 weeks while traveling between Italy and Switzerland this summer. Participants learn how to deliver effective technical presentations in a European setting as they are introduced to Italian language and local culture in this faculty-led program.

Diversity Matters

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

Busy schedule? Haven't had the chance to book your education abroad advising appointment to study abroad yet? No worries! Stop by our Advising on the Fly event to speak to an Education Abroad Adviser to get your study abroad experience started! The deadline to apply to study abroad this Summer 2018 is February 1 and the deadline to apply to study abroad this Fall 2018/AY2018-2019 is March 1.

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

Busy schedule? Haven't had the chance to book your education abroad advising appointment to study abroad yet? No worries! Stop by our Advising on the Fly event to speak to an Education Abroad Adviser to get your study abroad experience started! The deadline to apply to study abroad this Fall 2018/AY2018-2019 is March 1. 

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

Busy schedule? Haven't had the chance to book your education abroad advising appointment to study abroad yet? No worries! Stop by our Advising on the Fly event to speak to an Education Abroad Adviser or Peer Adviser to get your study abroad experience started! The deadline to apply to study abroad during Spring 2019 is September 15. 

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

Education Abroad Fair

Speak with education abroad advisers, faculty and study abroad representatives from programs in countries around the world.

Education Abroad Fair 2018

The 2018 Penn State Education Abroad Fair will take place on October 17, 2018 in the HUB Alumni Hall from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. This event attracts over 1,000 students interested in study abroad and allows them to explore all of Penn State’s program options.

Education Abroad Paying the Way Workshop

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library 4:00 - 5:00 PM Save the Date! If you are thinking about studying abroad but not sure what financial resources are available to you as a Penn State student, mark your calendar for the fall 2019 Paying the Way Workshop. Education Abroad, in partnership with the Office of Student Aid and the University Fellowships Office, will be discussing how to utilize your existing financial aid toward the cost of a study abroad program as well as what scholarships and grants are available. Not at University Park? Join this presentation online via Zoom.

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Bridging Cultures

Come learn the basics of cultural differences that will help prepare you to have more successful and meaningful experiences overseas! During this workshop, we will discuss tips on how to navigate differing cultures successfully. Cultural awareness is vital to a successful cultural immersion, so come learn about some of the cultural situations you may encounter while overseas and learn how to navigate your new environment. This session will be led by Lauren Halberstadt, Manager of Student Engagement & Cultural Learning in Global Programs and Jim Sauls, Student Engagement Coordinator in Global Programs.

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Bridging Cultures

Come learn the basics of cultural differences that will help prepare you to have more successful and meaningful experiences overseas! During this workshop, we will discuss tips on how to navigate differing cultures successfully. Cultural awareness is vital to a successful cultural immersion, so come learn about some of the cultural situations you may encounter while overseas and learn how to navigate your new environment. This session will be led by Lauren Halberstadt, Manager of Student Engagement & Cultural Learning in Global Programs and Jim Sauls, Student Engagement Coordinator in Global Programs.

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Put Your Study Abroad to Work

Maximize your upcoming study abroad experience by developing valuable professional skills that will enhance your future career. Join this workshop to learn strategies for proactively seeking career development opportunities while abroad and articulating your new skills to potential employers. This session will be led by Chelsea Keen from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, who is a career coach specializing in international experiences. 

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Put Your Study Abroad to Work

Maximize your upcoming study abroad experience by developing valuable professional skills that will enhance your future career. Join this workshop to learn strategies for proactively seeking career development opportunities while abroad and articulating your new skills to potential employers. This session will be led by Chelsea Keen from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, who is a career coach specializing in international experiences. 

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency

“What do I do if I get sick while abroad?”  “Who should I reach out to if I encounter problems?” “I’m nervous about being away from home, what can I do to prepare myself?”

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency

“What do I do if I get sick while abroad?”  “Who should I reach out to if I encounter problems?” “I’m nervous about being away from home, what can I do to prepare myself?”

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation: Travel Logistics Workshop

Meet with Penn State study abroad alumni! This session is led by the Penn State Education Abroad Peer Advisers who are study abroad returnees who have enjoyed their experiences so much that they volunteer their time to advise other students on education abroad. This is a very informal workshop that will work more like a discussion group. This is your chance to get the inside scoop on your program, meet other students participating in your program, learn more about the culture of your destination-city, discuss travel and packing tips, and much more!

Engineering Internationalization Fair

Learn about internationalization opportunities available through Engineering.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization benefit for eligible F-1 visa students.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization benefit for eligible F-1 visa students.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization benefit for eligible F-1 visa students.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization benefit for eligible F-1 visa students.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization benefit for eligible F-1 visa students.

Funding Study Abroad Workshop

Discover the different funding opportunities available for your study abroad experience with the University Fellowships Office, the Office of Student Aid, and Education Abroad. 

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

120 Sackett Building

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

Students can join this session online by using this Zoom link.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience. The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements, and explain how to apply for the scholarship, including tips for preparing a strong application. Gilman Scholarship deadline for Fall 2018/AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018 study abroad programs is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. For more information or to apply, visit www.gilmanscholarship.org. 

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience. The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements, and explain how to apply for the scholarship, including tips for preparing a strong application. Gilman Scholarship deadline for Fall 2018/AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018 study abroad programs is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. For more information or to apply, visit www.gilmanscholarship.org.

HHD Open House

Speak with Education Abroad staff at the information table and attend a Study Abroad 101.

IES Abroad Walk-in Hours

Thinking about participating on an IES Abroad program? Have questions about the program or the application? Already accepted to an IES program and are wondering what to do next? Kate Bryant, IES College Relations Manager, will be on hand to answer all your questions! Feel free to stop by the Education Abroad office in Boucke 424 anytime between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and get your questions answered.

IES Abroad Walk-in Hours

Thinking about participating on an IES Abroad program? Have questions about the program or the application? Already accepted to an IES program and are wondering what to do next? Kate Bryant, IES College Relations Manager, will be on hand to answer all your questions! Feel free to stop by the Education Abroad office in Boucke 424 anytime between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and get your questions answered.

IES Barcelona: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad with the IES Barcelona semester program are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the program. We will discuss the application process, courses offered, eligibility, and other details of the program. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Sarah Spiegel, though Starfish. This session will be about the IES Barcelona program only. Students interested in other programs in Spain should make an individual appointment to meet with Sarah. 

IES Barcelona: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad with the IES Barcelona semester program are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the program. We will discuss the application process, courses offered, eligibility, and other details of the program. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Sarah Spiegel, though Starfish. This session will be about the IES Barcelona program only. Students interested in other programs in Spain should make an individual appointment to meet with Sarah. 

IES Barcelona: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad with the IES Barcelona semester program are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the program. We will discuss the application process, courses offered, eligibility, and other details of the program. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Sarah Spiegel, though Starfish. This session will be about the IES Barcelona program only. Students interested in other programs in Spain should make an individual appointment to meet with Sarah. 

IES Barcelona: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad with the IES Barcelona semester program are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the program. We will discuss the application process, courses offered, eligibility, and other details of the program. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Sarah Spiegel, though Starfish. This session will be about the IES Barcelona program only. Students interested in other programs in Spain should make an individual appointment to meet with Sarah. 

IEW Kick-off Party

3:00pm, HUB staircase Join us for food and student group performances  

Info Session: New Zealand & Australia Sustainability and Business

International Education Week - Launch Party

Join us as we kick-off International Education Week at the Launch Party. Discover different cultures at the event through dance, music, and performances. Education Abroad photo contest winners will be announced as well.

International Internship Alternatives

International Internship Information Session

International Parents Orientation

We welcome international parents to the Penn Sate family and they are invited to attend this orientation which focuses on topics specific to incoming international students. 

International Photo Contest Winners Announced

3:00pm, during the IEW Kick-off Party, HUB

International Student Orientation - Undergraduate Check-in

We welcome international undergraduate students to Penn State. Check-in is followed by 3 days of mandatory orientation. You will learn your orientation days at check-in.

Internships Abroad Information Session & Internship Program Fair

Italy: Education Abroad Group Advising Session

Students interested in studying abroad in Italy are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the Penn State approved Education Abroad programs there. We will discuss the differences between programs, courses offered, eligibility, application process, and other details of the programs. Please sign up for the session with Education Abroad Adviser, Jamie Weaver, though Starfish. 

J-1 Academic Training Workshop

Join us in 412 Boucke to learn more about J-1 Academic Training, an employment authorization benefit for eligible J-1 visa students.

Lecture by Ebony Coletu, "Thinking through the Counter-Colony: Chief Sam and the Logistics of African American Migration to Ghana, 1912-1917"

Liberal Arts Festival

Global Programs staff will be available to speak with Liberal Arts students about study abroad opportunities.

MIA / MATANGI / MAYA Documentary Film Screening

Marketing your Global Skills to Employers: Presentation from DISSA on understanding OPT, CPT, and H1B visas, etc.

New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students

This orientation provides an excellent opportunity for new students from diverse backgrounds to not only learn about the MRC and PRCC, but also to interact with representatives from the academic colleges and other support units across campus.

New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts Information Session

Earn credit for ART 299 and travel to Australia and New Zealand this summer with the New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts summer education abroad program led by Dr. Angela Rothrock. This three-week course will introduce you to the indigenous cultures of New Zealand and Australia through a study of visual arts texts and through learning about and meeting the people and communities that create them. You will learn about both precolonial and postcolonial indigenous cultures, including their ancient cultural traditions and artistic forms, the impact of colonization on Aboriginal Australians and New Zealand Maori, and the social and cultural position of indigenous people within the contemporary context. You will experience first-hand spectacular environments and natural wonders that are of important cultural significance, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback and New Zealand’s geothermal Rotorua and Bay of Islands.  Course highlights include a visit to a living Maori village, Hobbiton movie set tour, meeting with carving and traditional tattoo masters, visiting an arts community in the Outback, and the annual Sydney Vivid Festival. This information session will be led by Dr. Angela Rothrock who will provide an overview of the program and the application process.

New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts Information Session

Earn credit for ART 299 and travel to Australia and New Zealand this summer with the New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts summer education abroad program led by Dr. Angela Rothrock. This three-week course will introduce you to the indigenous cultures of New Zealand and Australia through a study of visual arts texts and through learning about and meeting the people and communities that create them. You will learn about both precolonial and postcolonial indigenous cultures, including their ancient cultural traditions and artistic forms, the impact of colonization on Aboriginal Australians and New Zealand Maori, and the social and cultural position of indigenous people within the contemporary context. You will experience first-hand spectacular environments and natural wonders that are of important cultural significance, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback and New Zealand’s geothermal Rotorua and Bay of Islands.  Course highlights include a visit to a living Maori village, Hobbiton movie set tour, meeting with carving and traditional tattoo masters, visiting an arts community in the Outback, and the annual Sydney Vivid Festival. This information session will be led by Dr. Angela Rothrock who will provide an overview of the program and the application process.

New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts Information Session

Join Penn State’s faculty-led summer study abroad program, Indigenous Culture and the Visual Arts, and earn 3 credits in 3 weeks! Apply today!

New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts Information Session

Join Penn State’s faculty-led summer study abroad program, Indigenous Culture and the Visual Arts, and earn 3 credits in 3 weeks! Apply today!

Open Advising Walk-ins with IES Internship Adviser

Thinking about participating on an IES Internship program? Have questions about the program or the application? Eliza Leland, IES Internship Representative will be on hand to answer all your questions. Feel free to stop by the Education Abroad office in Boucke 422 anytime between 1:00 – 4:00 pm and get your questions answered.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet Review

This session is for F-1 visa students who are preparing their Optional Practical Training (OPT) application. An international student adviser will walk you through the documents that need to be included in the OPT application packet, including a line-by-line explanation of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

PBS Kids: Advance Screening of "Let's Go Luna!"

Parent & Family Weekend

This Study Abroad 101 will provide parents and their students with information about education abroad opportunities including program offerings and how to get started. Ed Abroad Advisers and a Student Panel will present.

Paying the Way Workshop

Paying the Way: Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

If you’re thinking about studying abroad but not sure what financial resources are available to you as a Penn State student, Paying the Way will explore resources available to help fund your experience. At this session, we’ll discuss how to utilize your existing financial aid toward the cost of a study abroad programs as well as what scholarships, fellowships, and grants are available. Students not at University Park can attend this session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the presentation to join the discussion.

Peace Corps Information Session

Pforzheim University Summer Program Information Session

Presidential Welcome Reception for International Students

Join us as Penn State President, Eric Barron welcomes incoming international undergraduate and graduate students, and their families.

STEM Students Abroad: Mapping your Academic Experience

School for Field Studies Information Session

School of International Affairs Education Abroad Information Session

012 Katz Building

Smeal Study Abroad Expo

Smeal Summer Study Abroad Information Session

Sponsored Student & FiGE Thanksgiving Dinner

Location: The Atherton Hotel

Sponsored Student Academic Success Series: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

Location: 10 Deike

Sponsored Student Academic Success Series: College of Engineering

Location: 258 Willard

Sponsored Student Academic Success Series: Eberly College of Science

Location: 220 Willard

Study Abroad 101

Study Abroad 101 Presentation

Study Abroad Information Session for Engineers

Thursday, November 1, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 202 Hammond 

Study Abroad Week 2019

Join Global Programs and our partners during Study Abroad Week 2019 to learn all of the ways you can take your education overseas! Study Abroad Week 2019 will be held January 14-18 and features events throughout the week to give students a deeper understanding on all things study abroad. Since the Summer and Fall 2019 deadlines are quickly approaching – February 1 and March 1 respectively – this is the perfect opportunity to plan your last minute trip. From funding opportunities to career enrichment, you’ll be able to fully understand all of the opportunities that study abroad has to offer. With workshops and information sessions for all majors, you will be able to begin your planning for perfect study abroad experience!

Study Abroad and Your #CareerGoals

Study Abroad in London: Information Session

This session is for anyone who is considering study in London or is currently applying to study in the UK. The following topics will be covered: the differences between programs, the application process, academics, housing, and finances. 

Summer Study Abroad Information Session

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

The Gilman Scholarship Information Session

The Gilman Scholarship offers funding for students receiving Federal Pell Grants to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. 

The Gilman Scholarship Information Session

The Gilman Scholarship offers funding for students receiving Federal Pell Grants to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. 

The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue

Todi, Italy Information Session

University of Waikato Information Session

Interested in studying abroad in New Zealand? Katy Clark, International Office for Study Abroad & Exchange at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand will be on campus to conduct this information session. The University of Waikato is centrally located on the North Island in the city of Hamilton, just 1.5 hours south of Auckland. Penn State students have the opportunity to spend one semester or a full academic year at the University of Waikato. Attend this information session to learn more about what the University of Waikato and New Zealand has to offer.