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

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Video series shares sustainability lessons from trip to New Zealand, Australia

Tue, 07 May 2024 1

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Annie Taylor hopes videos will bring an invaluable experience — an opportunity to learn about sustainability — to everyone, without traveling far from home. Last year, Taylor, senior assistant dean for distance learning in the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and Kaitlin Farnan, a business instructor at Penn State Altoona, led 20 Penn State students on a trip to New Zealand and Australia to learn about sustainable business practices. Their experiences on that trip were captured on video and are now available online as a collection in the University’s Repository for Open and Affordable Materials.

Penn State Smeal students gain perspectives on medical brigade trip in Honduras

Mon, 29 Apr 2024 2

A group of students led by Tina Rose, director of professional development and programming in the Business Career Center at the Smeal College of Business, worked to educate villages in Honduras about nutrition and clean water, as well as distribute 24 suitcases of donations, including clothing, toys, personal care items, curtains and school supplies on medical brigade.

English major Amina Abdullah named 2024 Global Learning Photo Contest winner

Wed, 24 Apr 2024 1

Penn State Global has announced the winners of the annual Global Learning Photo Contest. Amina Abdullah, a fourth-year student at University Park majoring in English and women’s studies, received the grand prize.

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