Calendar Events

"Honor Diaries " Screening and Panel Discussion

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7d84csrNTdaLT_rS3nq6Nw Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/post-completion-opt

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oLiZ_8hBTheoZYn8fpoN2w Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/post-completion-opt

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oLiZ_8hBTheoZYn8fpoN2w Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/post-completion-opt

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v6L4-jfMRHOPyRdkcdr7-g Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/post-completion-opt

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved.

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host webinar session on Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa students. Join us to learn about eligibility requirements, application process, important timelines, and what is required after your OPT has been approved?

12-Month Standard Optional Practical Training (OPT) - In-Person

 In-Person @  University Park Boucke Building Room 410 [Seats limited to 35]

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

5th Annual World Trivia Night for IEW

A Taste of Latin America: Chilean Empanada Virtual Cooking Class

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EDT, Penn State Education Abroad, in partnership with IES Abroad and the Penn State Spanish Club, will be hosting “A Taste of Latin America: Chilean Empanada Virtual Cooking Class.” This virtual event will be free and open to any interested Penn State student, faculty, or staff member. The lesson will be given in English by Maricarmen Cortes, Center Director of IES Abroad Santiago, Chile, and we will have the ingredients and cooking equipment list available to registrants in advance for those who would like to prep early and follow along in real-time. Attendees are also welcome to just tune in and learn if they don’t have the ingredients/cooking implements available. To register and receive the link to the event, click here.

Advising on the Fly

Agricultural Sciences Involvement Fair - Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

Come see Education Abroad at the Ag Involvement Fair to have all of your study abroad questions answered!

Approved Change of Status to H-1B: What to do Next

F-1 students with an approved change of status to H-1B have many questions about what they must report to ISSA, when is the right time to report, and how to do it. ISSA will host a webinar to provide guidance and offer an opportunity to ask questions. The target audience are those who have H-1B Cap-Subject employers where the change of status is effective October 1. Students with a Cap-Exempt employer may also benefit from the information.

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. 

Australia Summer Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Barcelona Group Advising Session

Barcelona Group Advising Session

This session is for students interested in studying abroad in Barcelona for the spring 2021 semester. We will discuss program details and the application process.

Barcelona Group Advising Session

This session is for students interested in studying abroad in Barcelona during the spring 2021 semester. We will discuss program details and the application process.

Barcelona Group Advising Session

This information session is for students interested in studying abroad in Barcelona during the spring 2021 semester. We will discuss program details and the application process.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application Presentation

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.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Application Writing Workshop

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 Group Advising

CIEE Global Institutes Information Session

Change of PSU Campus Webinar

ISSA will host webinar session for students changing the PSU campus in Fall 2022. This session will cover requirements for obtaining an updated I-20 for new campus.

Change of Penn State Campus & School Transfer

ISSA will host a webinar session for students changing their Penn State campus or transferring to another U.S. institution. Your I-20 is permission to attend Penn State at the specific campus listed on your I-20. This session will cover requirements and timing for obtaining an updated I-20 giving immigration permission to attend the new Penn State campus, as well as requesting an I-20 Transfer Out and release of your SEVIS record to a new institution.

Change of Penn State Campus, Change of Level, & School Transfer

ISSA will host a webinar session for students changing their Penn State campus, moving to a new program at Penn State, or transferring to another U.S. institution. This session will cover requirements and timing for obtaining an updated I-20 that gives immigration permission to attend the new Penn State campus or new program at Penn State. Students who will transfer will learn how to request a release of their SEVIS record to a new institution.

Change of Penn State Campus, Change of Level, & School Transfer

ISSA will host a webinar session for students changing their Penn State campus, moving to a new program at Penn State, or transferring to another U.S. institution. This session will cover requirements and timing for obtaining an updated I-20 that gives immigration permission to attend the new Penn State campus or new program at Penn State. Students who will transfer will learn how to request a release of their SEVIS record to a new institution.

Change of Penn State Campus, Change of Level, & School Transfer

ISSA will host a webinar session for students changing their Penn State campus, moving to a new program at Penn State, or transferring to another U.S. institution. This session will cover requirements and timing for obtaining an updated I-20 that gives immigration permission to attend the new Penn State campus or new program at Penn State. Students who will transfer will learn how to request a release of their SEVIS record to a new institution. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PhqfZ5GuS3-HD_9CfoVEhw Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/transferring-new-institution-f-1-and-j-1-students

Change of Penn State Campus, Change of Level, and School Transfer

ISSA will host a webinar session for students changing their Penn State campus, moving to a new program at Penn State, or transferring to another U.S. institution. This session will cover requirements and timing for obtaining an updated I-20 that gives immigration permission to attend the new Penn State campus or new program at Penn State. Students who will transfer will learn how to request a release of their SEVIS record to a new institution.

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.

Crafting Event for IEW

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a74_jYERRJSMzbvQQ0z7TA Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/f-1-curricular-practical-training-cpt

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k3mH-In1R32F8qWC8ImfSw Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/f-1-curricular-practical-training-cpt

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeAWRZmhR8iP9s4UUjZ_Lg  Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/f-1-curricular-practical-training-cpt

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k3mH-In1R32F8qWC8ImfSw Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/f-1-curricular-practical-training-cpt

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for the International Students. This session is designed for F-1 students planning on doing internships during your program of studies.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students who plan to do an internship as part of their academic program.

Diversity Matters

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

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

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 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 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 Paying the Way Workshop

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!

Education Abroad at the Campus Involvement Fair

Come speak with Education Abroad staff and returned students at Penn State's Involvement Fair!

Education Abroad at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity Welcome Reception

Employment Basics

ISSA will host a webinar session on basic employment information for F-1 and J-1 students. You will learn about on-campus employment, the process of obtaining a social security number, and a brief overview of various types of off-campus employment permission. Specific information for each type of off-campus employment permission (CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, J-1 Academic Training) will be offered in separate sessions throughout the spring semester.

Engagement Opportunities and Summer Programs

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Engineering Faculty-Led and Engagement Opportunities

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Engineering Internationalization Fair

Learn about internationalization opportunities available through Engineering.

Engineering Study Abroad Fair

Engineering Study Abroad Fair 

Engineering Study Abroad Information Session

Engineering Study Abroad Information Session Wednesday, October 16 10:15 AM 202 Hammond Building Are you an Engineering student interested in studying abroad but don't know what your options are? Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about topics such as program types, lengths, and locations, funding, application deadlines, helpful resources, and additional steps to help guide you in the right direction.  

Engineering Study Abroad Information Session

Engineering Study Abroad Information Session Tuesday, November 5 12:15 PM 202 Hammond Building Are you an Engineering student interested in studying abroad but don't know what your options are? Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about topics such as program types, lengths, and locations, funding, application deadlines, helpful resources, and additional steps to help guide you in the right direction.  

Engineering Study Abroad Information Session

Engineering Study Abroad Snack and Chat

Stop by to munch on some snacks and talk to a Global Engineering Fellow one-on-one about your opportunities to study abroad as an engineering student. Snack & Chat is held every other Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Engineering Study Abroad Snack and Chat

Stop by to munch on some snacks and talk to a Global Engineering Fellow one-on-one about your opportunities to study abroad as an engineering student. Snack & Chat is held every other Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Engineering Study Abroad Snack and Chat

Stop by to munch on some snacks and talk to a Global Engineering Fellow one-on-one about your opportunities to study abroad as an engineering student. Snack & Chat is held every other Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Extension of I-20 or DS-2019

ISSA will host a webinar session on extending visa documents for the international students who need additional time to complete their degree studies. We will cover the important timelines, required documents, and application process.

Extension of I-20 or DS-2019

ISSA will host a webinar session on extending visa documents for the international students who need additional time to complete their degree studies. We will cover the important timelines, required documents, and application process.

Extension of I-20 or DS-2019

ISSA will host a webinar session on extending visa documents for the international students who need additional time to complete their degree studies. We will cover the important timelines, required documents, and application process.

Extension of I-20 or DS-2019

ISSA will host a webinar session on extending visa documents for the international students who need additional time to complete their degree studies. We will cover the important timelines, required documents, and application process.

F-1 Cap-Gap Extension

ISSA will host a webinar session on Cap-Gap extension for F-1 students whose employer has filed an H-1B petition with change of status under the H-1B cap. We will cover the eligibility requirements for the Cap-Gap extension and how to request a Cap-Gap I-20 in iStart, if eligible.

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.

Faculty-Led Programs Fair

Faculy-Led Programs Fair

Fighting Truth Decay: How and Why Fakers Fake

Monday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m. Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center Al Tompkins, senior faculty at the Poynter Institute and one of America's most requested broadcast journalism and multimedia teachers and coaches, will present a free public lecture. His keynote presentation is part of a two-day visit through the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Visiting Professionals Program.

Financial Support and Engagement Opportunities

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

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

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

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

120 Sackett Building

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. 

Global Engagement and Leadership Experience

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) Weekend #1

GELE Weekend #1 The following campuses will be participating in GELE during this weekend:

Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) Weekend #2

GELE Weekend #2 The following campuses will be participating in GELE during this weekend:

Global Engineering Engagement Session

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Global Engineering Fellow Bonus Office Hours

Can’t make it to the normal Global Engineering Fellow office hours with such a busy schedule? Drop by the later office hours to meet with a Global Engineering Fellow. Global Fellows are returned study abroad students in the College of Engineering who are avilable to speak with interested students. Kunkle Bonus Office Hours are held every other Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Global Engineering Fellows Bonus Office Hours

Can’t make it to the normal Global Engineering Fellow office hours with such a busy schedule? Drop by the later office hours to meet with a Global Engineering Fellow. Global Fellows are returned study abroad students in the College of Engineering who are avilable to speak with interested students. Kunkle Bonus Office Hours are held every other Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Global Engineering Fellows Bonus Office Hours

Can’t make it to the normal Global Engineering Fellow office hours with such a busy schedule? Drop by the later office hours to meet with a Global Engineering Fellow. Global Fellows are returned study abroad students in the College of Engineering who are avilable to speak with interested students. Kunkle Bonus Office Hours are held every other Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Kunkle Lounge.

Global Sustainable Action: It Starts with Us

Half Day Mini Conference in the Chambers Building on global and sustainable initiatives:

Graduation: Next Steps

ISSA will host a webinar session on explaining options after you complete your program. We will briefly discuss four options (1. Moving to a new degree at Penn State, 2. Transferring to another U.S. institution, 3. Departing the U.S., or 4. Applying for Optional Practical Training for F-1 / Academic Training for J-1) and the important timelines.

HHD Open House

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

How to get into Graduate School: Advice for International Students (Panel & Presentation) for IEW

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 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 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

4:00pm, HUB staircase Free food and student org performances at the HUB stairs. This event is free and open to all members of the Penn State community Hosted by Global Programs Student Engagement and Intercultural Learning Event contact – Sri Rao at sxr98@psu.edu  

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 Internships Fair

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 Fair

Internships Abroad Fair

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

ISSA will host webinar session on Academic Training for J-1 students. This session will cover requirements and application process for internship or post-graduation employment.

J-1 Academic Training (AT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Academic Training for J-1 students. This session will cover requirements and application process for internship or post-graduation employment.

J-1 Academic Training (AT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Academic Training for J-1 students. This session will cover requirements and application process for internship or post-graduation employment.

J-1 Academic Training (AT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Academic Training for J-1 students. This session will cover requirements and application process for internship or post-graduation employment.

J-1 Academic Training (AT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on Academic Training for J-1 students. This session will cover requirements and application process for internship or post-graduation employment. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eTf9-F5uRPiovTWPLaWJ4w Resources link: https://global.psu.edu/article/j-1-academic-training

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.

Keynote Speaker on Global Experiences

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Leave of Absence for Military Service

ISSA will host webinar session for international students who need to take leave of absence for military service. We will cover the immigration procedures for leaving and returning to the university.

Leave of Absence for Military Service

ISSA will host a webinar session on the information for the students who will take a leave from their studies to join a miliary service in their home countries. We will cover the procedures for leaving Penn State and returning to Penn State.

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

Market Your Study Abroad Experience

Looking for ways to make your study abroad experience stand out? Integrate your international experience into your job or internship search process by joining this interactive workshop. Learn tips for articulating the marketable skills you developed abroad to employers during interviews or at Fall Career Days.

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.

Open for Hot Topic: TBD

ISSA will email you at your Penn State email address if we have an additional webinar on 12/1/2022. Stay tuned!

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!"

PSU Abington Global Engagement Fair

Paper-Lantern Making Workshop for IEW

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

Penn State Virtual Education Abroad Fair

Each year, Penn State hosts exhibitors from over 80 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 400+ 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.

Perspectives on International Affairs and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter

Pforzheim University Summer Program Information Session

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q & A Session

Join Margaret, Nicole, and Frances for an informal discussion about iStart, I-901 fee, DS-160 visa application, and other resources that you and your family might need to help support your F-1 and J-1 visa process.  Each session will begin at 7:30 am EST and last for one hour. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q&A Session

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Graduate Students learn about immigration. 

Pre-Arrival Advising Q&A session

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Graduate Students learn about immigration.  We will review topics listed below and answer general questions regarding immigration processes.

Pre-Arrival Advising Question & Answer Session

This is a general information session for any incoming international Penn State student.

Pre-Arrival General Question & Answer Session

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Q & A Session for Graduate Students

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Q & A Session for Graduate Students

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Q & A Session for Undergraduate Students

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Q & A Session for Undergraduates

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Q & A for Law Students

Pre-Arrival Advising will host a Q&A session designed to help incoming law students learn about immigration. 

Pre-Arrival Q&A Session for New Students

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Students learn about immigration. 

Pre-Arrival Q&A Session for New Students

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Students learn about immigration. 

Pre-Arrival Q&A Session for New Students

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Students learn about immigration. 

Pre-Arrival Q&A Session for SEVIS Transfers

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Students learn about transferring immigration documents. 

Pre-Arrival Q&A for New Students

Join Nicole, Frances, and Margaret from Pre-Arrival Advising for a Q&A session designed to help incoming Penn State Students prepare for arrival. 

Pre-Arrival Question & Answer Session

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Pre-Arrival Question and Answer Session: What to expect upon arrival

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for current F-1 and J-1 international students. Join us to learn about the most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements from the U.S. government and Penn State.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for current F-1 and J-1 international students. Join us to learn about the most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for current F-1 and J-1 international students. Join us to learn about the most up-to-date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as reentry requirements from the U.S. government and Penn State.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for current F-1 and J-1 international students. Join us to learn about the most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements from the U.S. government and Penn State.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for current F-1 and J-1 international students. Join us to learn about the most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements from the U.S. government and Penn State.

Prepare for Travel

ISSA will host webinar on travel and reentry requirements for the international students. Join us to learn about most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about importance of travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements from U.S. government and Penn State.

Prepare for Travel while on Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on travel and reentry requirements for F-1 students who are on OPT / STEM OPT. Join us to learn about the most up to date information for international travel. We will talk about the importance of applying early if you need a travel signature and proper travel documentation as well as re-entry requirements from the U.S. government.

Presidential Welcome Reception for International Students

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

Q & A Session for New International Law Students

Register in iStart under menu option: a. New Student Forms.

Reduced Course Load (RCL)

ISSA will host webinar session on explaining how the international students may ask for the exceptions to full-time study by requesting a Reduced Course Load if the situation meets DHS requirements.

Reduced Course Load (RCL)

ISSA will host a webinar session on explaining how the international students may ask for the exceptions to full-time study by requesting a Reduced Course Load if the situation meets Department of Homeland Security requirements.

Research Abroad Programs and Opportunities

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_raLcpE8eSWOIKxrdXBtMJQ Additional resources: https://global.psu.edu/article/stem-extension-opt

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process, and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted. Register here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2vACqQw7QReiDcrLQRQl7w Additional resources: https://global.psu.edu/article/stem-extension-opt

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process, and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

ISSA will host a webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted. Registration link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AKFvK5NYTvOQ9Zwc5ghG_Q Additional resources: https://global.psu.edu/article/stem-extension-opt

STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT)

ISSA will host webinar session on STEM OPT Extension for F-1 students who have qualifying STEM degree. This session will cover eligibility requirements, application process and reporting requirements after OPT STEM Extension has been granted.

STEM Students Abroad: Mapping your Academic Experience

STEM Students Abroad: Mapping your Academic Experience

School for Field Studies Information Session

School for Field Studies Virtual Information Session

School of International Affairs Education Abroad Information Session

012 Katz Building

Science Education Abroad Fair

Science Education Abroad Fair

Smeal Abroad EXPO

Smeal GET STARTED to Study Abroad Information Session

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 101 for Parents and Families

Saturday, October 12 1:30 - 2:30 PM Room 100, Thomas Building Join Education Abroad staff as they provide an overview of education abroad programs at Penn State, the steps to study abroad, and resources for students interested in studying abroad. A question and answer session will follow.

Study Abroad Information Session for Engineers

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

Study Abroad Oceania and Asia

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Study Abroad Options Europe

This event is part of Global Engineering Engagement Week. This weeklong event will highlight opportunities for engineering students to become globally engaged. This will include study abroad as well as student engagement opportunities such as virtual global internships, STEM research abroad, fellowships, and intercultural learning opportunities. 

Study Abroad Week

Join Global Programs and our partners during Study Abroad Week 2020 to learn all of the ways you can take your education overseas! Study Abroad Week will be held January 20 - 24, 2020 and features events throughout the week to give all students a deeper understanding of all things study abroad. Since the summer and fall 2020 deadlines are quickly approaching – February 1 and March 1 respectively – this is the perfect opportunity to plan your experience. 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 can begin planning for your perfect study abroad experience! Not at University Park? Check out all of our events below that you can participate in online!

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 and Your #CareerGoals

Study Abroad and Your #CareerGoals Workshop

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. 

Study Abroad, Go Beyond: Learn and Intern in the Heart of Europe (CzechMates Program)

Study and Intern Abroad in Asia

Study in Spain Info Session

Study in Spain Information Session

This session is for students interested in studying abroad in Spain during the spring 2021 semester. We will discuss program details and the application process.

Study in Spain Information Session

This information session is for students interested in studying in Spain during the spring 2021 semester. We will discuss program options and the application process.

Study in Spain Information Session

Study in Spain Information Session

This information session is for students interested in studying in Spain during the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. We will discuss program options and the application process.

Summer Study Abroad Information Session

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

Temple: Rome Information 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 Intern Group Virtual Information Session

The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue

Todi, Italy Information Session

Together We Are

Monday, Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m. Alumni and Heritage halls in the HUB-Robeson Center, University Park The Student Programming Association is hosting this community event to show unity and celebrate all those who make Penn State, Penn State. The event will host several activities, performances and resources to support and promote belonging and community.

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.

Virtual Study Abroad 101

Virtual Study Abroad 101

WE ARE...Going Abroad Conference

The Penn State Education Abroad office invites students to a conference-style set of workshops offered in person on the University Park campus.  This is for students studying abroad in the spring 2020 semester. Some aspects of this conference may be streamed for students not at University Park.

WEF Nexus Brown Bag Seminar

Time: Thursday, January 9th from 12:00-2:00pm Location: 410 Boucke Building, University Park

Application Materials

While it is easy to skim over some of the essay answers in an application, please be sure to look for anything the student might divulge that would require special accommodation, such as a learning disability, a special request for housing, or anything out of the ordinary.  Sometimes the student will put this type of personal information into the last question, which asks for any further information the student wants to include.  If you see an issue that either causes concern or if the student has made any kind of special request for accommodation, please note this in the comments box.  

Restricted Country List

Faculty/Staff Individual Faculty/Staff planning travel to a country that is considered restricted by the university must complete a Restricted Travel Petition as part of creating an individual travel record in the Global Safety Network (GSN) system. The GSN system will automatically provide travelers with the required travel petition to complete in GSN when proposing travel that includes a restricted country at the time of creation, or if they are going to a specified region that is considered restricted. As a reminder restricted travel requires prior authorization/approval and individuals should plan to submit their travel in the Global Safety Network (GSN)  more than 30 days prior to their planned departure date. Travelers must receive this approval for travel to restricted countries prior to purchasing airline tickets, hotel accommodations, etc., Please contact Global Safety to confirm if your desired destination(s) are restricted for travel.

Recommendations

We ask all students to get at least one recommendation from a faculty member who has had them in a class or an academic adviser in their College or department who has worked with them.  Some students do not understand the difference between an academic reference and a character reference.  EA will not accept recommendations from non-academic persons and the reference should be from a Penn State employee unless the applicant is a recent transfer.  Examples of unacceptable referees include, but are not limited to, the following:  a high school teacher or coach; an employer, either downtown or on campus; a rabbi or member of the clergy; a Penn State athletic coach; a sorority adviser; a relative or friend.  Applicants should have their recommendations from faculty or academic advisers with Penn State access IDs.  If the student has transferred from another college or university we will allow them to send us a recommendation from their former institution, and we can attach it to the application as a PDF document.  If a student is missing a recommendation please contact the Education Abroad office.