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.

Education Abroad Fair

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News

Doctoral candidate's research explores human, agricultural interactions in Nepal

Tue, 28 Jul 2020

Marie Louis Ryan, doctoral candidate in Penn State's Department of Geography, received the Graduate Student International Research Award from the Graduate School for her research exploring human and agricultural interactions in Nepal.

Global Programs announces cancellation of fall education abroad programs

Mon, 08 Jun 2020

Penn State has made the decision to suspend all fall 2020 semester-long study abroad programming.  Please be advised that this decision in no way reflects what Penn State’s plans for residential instruction are for the fall semester, which is to be announced by President Eric Barron on June 15.

Creator, faculty member emeritus supports international reporting

Tue, 26 May 2020

After creating an international reporting course at Penn State that has become a model for programs across the country, a former faculty member has made a commitment to support it and endeavors like it for years to come.

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