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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.

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Students hone geospatial skills in Europe

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 1

Twenty students took advantage of an intensive study abroad experience offered to undergraduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, through the Center for Advanced Undergraduate Studies and Experience program, and graduate students enrolled in online geospatial education courses offered through the Department of Geography. The course, "Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics," is an exploration of geospatial technologies and how they can be used to solve real-world problems.

Fall 2024 study abroad information session to be held Nov. 29 at University Park

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 1

Penn State Global Education Abroad will host a fall 2024 study abroad information session – "Fall in Love with the World: Study Abroad Next Fall" – from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in 134 HUB at the University Park campus. All University Park students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend.

Penn State Smeal announces 2024 Global Immersion destinations

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 1

Penn State Smeal College of Business master’s students will embark on trips to four international destinations during the spring 2024 semester as part of the college’s Global Immersion Program. As they did in 2023, students will again visit Casablanca, Morocco; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Istanbul, Turkey. In a change from 2023, students also will be visiting Panama City, Panama.

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