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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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News

Liberal Arts students travel to Egypt through embedded program

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 1

This past winter break, students taking the ARAB 99/499 course had the opportunity to travel to Cairo, Egypt, for seven days as part of the Youth Life in Egypt embedded program in the College of the Liberal Arts.

Ag Sciences Global Gear Closet now accepting donations

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 1

To help ease costs related to preparing for education abroad, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has established the Ag Sciences Global Gear Closet — a resource for students that provides donated items that might be helpful while studying abroad.

Penn State to offer Maymester course in Seoul

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 1

Penn State students have the opportunity to travel to Seoul, South Korea, for Maymester in a new course called “Sociology and Culture in Seoul, Korea,” a three-credit, study abroad program in partnership with the University’s sociology department and Konkuk University in Seoul. 

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