Incoming Exchange Students

Welcome prospective exchange students to the Pennsylvania State University! Penn State is a public institution with national ranking in scholarship, research, and athletics. We are excited you are considering us for an international exchange! 

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*For any incoming exchange students not studying at University Park, please contact your campus representative for application, immigration and all other information.

Application Process

How to Apply to Penn State Thank you for your interest in Penn State, review the following steps to complete the application process. 

Life in State College

Welcome to State College! Upon acceptance to Penn State there are many opportunities to get involved on campus! 

Accommodation and Meals

Accomodation On-campus housing is available for exchange students.


Prospective and current international students can learn about visa requirements, pre-advising, financials, health insurance, academic advising, employment, and volunteer opportunities.

Academics at Penn State

Academics The Pennsylvania State University, founded in 1855, is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution and its largest public university. Penn State’s land-grant mission embraces teaching, research, and public service in order to support the citizens of the Commonwealth, collaborating with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners to create, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.