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

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Four Penn Staters named finalists for 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Award

Wed, 03 May 2023 1

Penn State students and alumni will travel abroad for the 2023–24 school year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each year, the U.S. Department of State works with its 140 partner countries to give graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to work, live and learn abroad. 

Liberal Arts student fulfills dream to study and see the world

Fri, 28 Apr 2023 1

Casey Sennett, a fifth-year student from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, has made it her goal to pursue all her interests at Penn State. She is graduating with a master’s degree in anthropology; bachelor’s degrees in anthropology, history, Jewish studies and Middle Eastern studies; minors in classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and global and international studies; and certificates in museum studies and Holocaust and genocide studies.

New Zealand offers students chance to see path to sustainable energy future

Thu, 27 Apr 2023 1

Penn State students spent spring break visiting New Zealand as part of a course on sustainable energy. They came away with a greater appreciation for the complexities of the energy systems and the efforts a nation like New Zealand — which generates more than 80 percent of its electricity using renewable methods — takes to lower its carbon footprint. 

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