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

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

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Events

FEB06

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

120 Sackett Building This academic year, the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will award over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen unde

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Gilman International Scholarship Information Session

Students can join this session online by using this Zoom link. This academic year, the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will award over 2,900 sch

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News

Paul and Beverly Perreault endow new international fellows program

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Paul and Beverly Perreault, of Park City Utah, have made a generous commitment of $1.08 million to establish the Perreault Fellows Program and Scholarship in Global Programs which will provide international internship opportunities to talented undergraduate students interested in becoming global leaders in their fields.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Scholarships made it possible for PSU-LV alumna January Misero to travel abroad, get paid internship experience and learn from world-class professors.

Smeal’s Ghadar gives University’s largest #GivingTuesday gift

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Fariborz Ghadar, Penn State Smeal College of Business professor of finance, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, and director of the Center for Global Studies, supported Smeal's #GivingTuesday initiatives with what was the biggest gift to the University on that day.

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