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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Students

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.

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News

Global Engineering Engagement hosts inaugural student-focused conference

Fri, 09 Apr 2021

The Penn State Center for Global Engineering Engagement hosted its inaugural student-centered spring conference, “Engineering Your Global Experiences: Building Global Competencies for the Future Engineering Workforce,” virtually on April 1.

Fund honors legacy of geoscientist who started Wallops Island course

Tue, 06 Apr 2021

There’s an old adage that goes if you can instill in someone a piece of advice, a bit of knowledge, then through them that lives forever. What you started passes on through generations. That’s fitting for the life and legacy of former Penn State geoscientist Al Guber, who died in January after leaving a lasting mark for decades on his students. A fund has just been named in honor of Guber.

Pandemic emphasizes value of global health minor for students, alumni

Wed, 10 Mar 2021

In the 10 years since it was launched, Penn State's global health minor has brought more than 200 students to fieldwork experiences all around the globe, including in South Africa, Ecuador, and Tanzania. Now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduates are seeing global health interconnectedness in new ways and adapting to virtual forms of participation.

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