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.

Education Abroad Fair

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

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Global Programs to host International Education Week at Penn State

Fri, 06 Nov 2020

International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans to successfully operate in a global marketplace and attract future leaders from abroad to study and learn in this country, will be held at Penn State Nov. 16-20.

Several internal deadlines approaching for major undergraduate fellowships

Wed, 14 Oct 2020

The yearly cycle is in full swing for major fellowships, with many internal Penn State deadlines coming up in the last three months of 2020.

Global Programs to host Virtual Education Abroad Fair on Oct. 14

Wed, 07 Oct 2020

Each year, the Education Abroad directorate in the Office of Global Programs hosts the Education Abroad fair at University Park. They set up booths, they have breakout sessions, and they talk to students about all the options for an international experience through Penn State. This year, all of that is still happening — but virtually.

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