Global Careers Institute

International Parent Orientation

Several years ago, Global Programs created a unique "parent track" to better address the questions and concerns of the parents of international students during the fall student orientation. The one-day orientation has been a great success, growing each year and introducing the parents to their important role in the student experience.

Pre-Departure Orientations – Asia

All incoming new and transfer international students from China and South Korea are invited to the 2024 Pre-Departure Orientation hosted by Penn State Global in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul. Allie Meyer, Managing Director of International Student & Scholar Advising, and Jeffrey Zhao, Global Engagement Coordinator from Global Learning, will be sharing importation information on immigration, university orientation, campus engagement etc. and answering any questions you may have.

Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE)

What is the Global Engagement and Leadership Experience? The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience, as the name implies, is a "global" leadership opportunity. What does that mean? At GELE we explore our ability to interact across differences, both at the individual and group level. Our trained facilitators work to guide you in your understanding of self, while also providing opportunities to learn about the cultures and identities of others through fun and reflective activities. The skills you need to work across differences ("intercultural") are important no matter your academic major or future career goals. 

Community Engagement Programs

Our Community Engagement Programs are designed to connect members of the Penn State and State College community with one another across cultures to foster a greater appreciation and understanding of the rich cultural differences that exist in our region.

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