Global Alumni

The Penn State global community includes more than 124,610 living international Alumni from around the world. There is power in numbers, and we hope you will find value in leveraging your connections with the global Penn State community.

The International Alumni Relations and Stewardship Office is committed to building a community of support through establishing lifelong connections and partnerships between the Penn State community and global alumni and friends, as well as stewarding donations to advance Penn State’s global development mission.

With the goal of developing a strong, interconnected network of international alumni, Penn State is launching new initiatives designed to provide opportunities for international graduates living and working around the globe to reconnect with one another, with current and prospective students and with the university.

 

Stay connected

Whether you live in Europe, Asia, South America or the Middle East, we want to make sure you are kept informed of upcoming visits and events in your area. Keep your contact information up-to-date, LINK

Be sure to connect with us on our Social Media pages

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or email globalalumni@psu.edu

Get Involved with a Penn State Alumni Chapter in your region. With new chapters formed in London, Beijing, Singapore and Kazakhstan, you can connect with fellow Penn Staters in your area. Whether you are looking for career networking opportunities, social engagement, or the occasional sports gathering. Penn State is wherever you are. FIND A LOCAL CHAPTER

 

GODAR

The Global Outreach, Development and Alumni Relations (GODAR) team, visits areas around the globe throughout the year and enjoys meeting with our alumni. Meet the team and join them at one of the upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

~~More details and registration links will be available soon~~

10 May 2024, Taipei, Taiwan

Penn State Global staff in collaboration with Invent Penn State will be hosting a networking event featuring Dr. James Delattre, Associate Vice President for Research, Director, Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization.  This is a great opportunity to hear from Penn State leadership and connect with local alumni.

13 May 2024, Singapore, Singapore

Penn State Global staff in collaboration with the Smeal College of Business students and Invent Penn State will be hosting a networking event featuring Dr. James Delattre, Associate Vice President for Research, director, Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization. This is a great opportunity for alumni to meet and hear from Penn State leadership and current students.

16 May 2024, Seoul, South Korea

Penn State Global staff in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts, World in Conversation faculty and students will be hosting a networking event. This is a great opportunity for alumni to hear from the co-founders of World in Conversation Laurie Mulvey and Sam Richards, and meet current students who are visiting South Korea.

18 May 2024, Tokyo, Japan

Penn State Global staff will be hosting a networking event. We hope you will take this opportunity to meet fellow alumni and learn more about local events.

20 May 2024, Osaka, Japan

Penn State Global staff will be hosting a networking event. We hope you will take this opportunity to meet fellow alumni and learn more about local events.

 

Support our students

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Global Emergency Fund: Supporting Students through Global Crises

Each year, over 10,000 international students choose Penn State as the place to pursue a world-class education, contributing diverse perspectives that enhance our community and embody the "We Are" spirit. Yet, when faced with tragedy, their unique circumstances present distinct challenges. Unlike domestic students who can access federal and state resources, international students have very limited resources available to help. These remarkable and resilient students deserve to pursue their academic aspirations, especially when their homelands grapple with political conflicts or natural disasters.


Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we find a way to support these bright minds. Through gifts to the Global Emergency Fund, we can help international students cover costs like tuition, fees, travel, insurance, housing, and other living expenses in times of crisis. Near, far, wherever they’re from, students sometimes need a hand when the going gets tough. And with gifts to the Global Emergency Fund, we can help our Penn Staters who are furthest from home while making a powerful statement about the strength of our global community.

Dagobert and Elsie de Levie Student Study Abroad Fund

This fund honors the founder of education abroad programming at Penn State, Dagobert de Levie and his wife Elsie. Since the 1960s, Penn State has been opening the world to our students through education abroad opportunities. Studying abroad is a unique opportunity for students to develop academically, personally, and professionally. Expanding students' global perspectives through immersive international experiences is a cornerstone of preparing our students to be responsible global citizens and leaders. While more than 3,000 students across the University typically participate in a study abroad experience each year, many more miss out due to the cost. Through the support of this fund, an increasing number of students can travel to parts of the world that they never thought they’d see—informing what they set out to accomplish with their careers and in their lives as global citizens.