Faculty and Advisers

Promoting Education Abroad

Whether it's organizing an information session for your class, talking with students during office hours, or hanging posters in your academic area, there are many ways to promote education abroad opportunities to students.

Advising Students Interested in Education Abroad

Students have many questions while preparing to study abroad.  Please review these guidelines for advising students throughout the process.

Leading an Education Abroad Program

Faculty and staff who lead education abroad programs have a great deal of responsibility for ensuring the coursework, housing, site visits, budgets, and other program arrangements run smoothly. The Education Abroad team is available to support program leaders throughout the process.  There are several considerations that program leaders should review before finalizing the program details.

Developing and Proposing a Program

There are several different kinds of education abroad programs that faculty or staff may want to develop for their students.  Please review the program types and relevant program development processes.

Course Equivalency for Faculty & Advisers

Faculty and staff play an important role in course selection, review, and approval for courses taken on education abroad programs.  Please review the steps involved for the student and the faculty or staff member.

Education Abroad Advisory Council

Education Abroad has convened an advisory council made up of faculty and administrators from across the University, whose purpose is to offer feedback on policy and program initiatives and to act as a reflective body – offering diverse viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities present in global engagement throughout Penn State.  The primary work of the council involves reviewing new program proposals and making recommendations to the director of Education Abroad, the assistant vice provost for Global Learning, and the vice provost for Global on the proposals’ merit.

Health and Safety

Education Abroad Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest Penn State Education Abroad news by signing up for our Education Abroad newsletter. Learn about important deadlines, events, opportunities, and announcements impacting students and their education abroad programs.