Education Abroad

The world awaits. Every year thousands of Penn State students and faculty engage the world through academic programs, research, service, internships, and cultural immersion abroad. Personal development, new knowledge and enhanced perspective drives global impact.

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International experiences offer you the opportunity to set yourself apart through cross-cultural competency, expanded resourcefulness, and experience navigating new contexts. Broaden your learning through international coursework, internships, and cultural immersion.

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Faculty & Advisers

As champions of global education, faculty and advisers play an important role in internationalization. Learn about the many ways you can support Penn State in educating the next generation of global citizens.

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Parents & Family

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity for your student to develop academically, personally, and professionally. Obtain information on what it means to provide support to your student through this life-changing experience.

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Returnees & Alumni

Once you have returned from abroad, stay involved with Global Penn State, share your experience, and encourage other students to pursue international opportunities.

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Health & Safety

The well-being of our faculty, staff, and students abroad is our top priority. Learn about the resources available to support you while abroad and what you can do to prepare yourself to stay safe overseas.

Education Abroad Fair

Discover the places you can call your classroom through Education Abroad at Penn State.

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Smeal Abroad EXPO

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | HUB Noontime Lounge Come learn about what it's like to study abroad in the summer or semester as a Penn State student! The Smeal Abroad EXPO is a peer to peer study abroad fa


School for Field Studies Virtual Information Session

12:20 - 1:10 PM (Campus Common Hour) | Offered Online via Zoom - Webinar details coming soon! Join us for a virtual info session about SFS and their many study abroad programs around the world. S


STEM Students Abroad: Mapping your Academic Experience

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | HUB Noontime Lounge This open house addresses the academic challenges many STEM students face when planning a study abroad experience. Students can drop by to get one-on-one

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CzechMates offers study abroad and internship opportunity in central Europe

Fri, 17 Jan 2020

Information sessions at University Park will present the program’s full offerings at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in 412 Boucke Building, and at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in Carnegie Cinema. Interested students only need to attend one of the sessions.

Perreault Fellows Program makes 'dream' internship in Spain possible

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Penn State Abington junior Genesis Berrios-Torres will serve an internship in Spain this summer through the University's Perreault Fellows Program, which provides international experiential learning for students. Berrios-Torres said Penn State Abington’s diversity prepared her for this experience of a lifetime.

Penn State to host Study Abroad Week from Jan. 20 to 24

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Penn State will host Study Abroad Week 2020 during the week of Jan. 20-24 on the University Park campus. Students who attend can learn more about the process of applying, what funding is available, and career enrichment opportunities; and meet other students who have gone abroad.

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