Share Your Experience

Share your Experience With Potential Study Abroad Students

If you enjoyed your study abroad experience and want to share it with students interested in your program, we're looking for your help. The best resources about program specifics come from our returned study abroad students. When requested, we want to provide future and accepted students with contact information of program alumni.

  • If you are interested in being included on our alumni list to answer questions about your program, please complete the online Program Alumni Form.
    • You will not be placed on any type of mailing list.
    • Your contact information will only be provided to those students who are interested in your study abroad program.
  • Feature your study abroad experience in our Student Spotlight section of the Global Penn State Website.
    • Student Spotlights will be stories of study abroad students’ experiences and will help to inform future study abroad participants about what your program was really like!
    • If you would like to participate, please fill out our Student Spotlight Form and send along your favorite study abroad photos of yourself.

Ways to Share With Family and Friends

Of course, family and friends will want to hear about your study abroad experience. Share your memories, your photos, and what you learned about your host culture and yourself while abroad.

  • Put your pictures in a photo album and label them while the memories are still fresh!
  • Cook a dish from your host country and host a dinner party or potluck.
  • Exchange stories and photos with friends who have also been abroad.
  • Describe feelings you had while living abroad; sharing feelings instead of experiences sounds less like boasting.
  • Ask questions about current events and things you may have missed such as good movies, concerts, sporting events, etc.
  • Express interest in what is going on in the community, on campus, and with your extended family.
  • Remember that not everyone will be as interested in hearing your stories from abroad as you are in telling them. Even the most patient and curious friend or family member may reach the saturation point after a while.
  • Connect with other students who went abroad and share your experiences and support each other as you adjust to being home.

Student Spotlights

The Education Abroad Office would like to feature your study abroad experience in our Student Spotlight section of the Global Penn State Website. The Student Spotlights will be stories of study abroad student’s experiences and will help to promote education abroad to anyone who visits the site. This is your opportunity to share your experiences and your advice with future study abroad students. If you are interested in sharing your experiences abroad as one of our study abroad student spotlights, please fill out the Student Spotlights webform and answer at least three of the spotlight questions. In addition, please include a couple of your favorite study abroad photos! 

Education Abroad Alumni Form

If you enjoyed your study abroad experience and want to share it with students interested in your program, we're looking for your help! The best resources about program specifics come from our returned study abroad students. When requested, we want to provide future and accepted students with contact information of program alumni. 

If you are interested in being included on our alumni list to answer questions about your program, please complete the Program Alumni Form. Please note that you will not be placed on any type of mailing list. Your contact information will only be provided to those students who are interested in your study abroad program.