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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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Perreault Fellows Program welcomes third cohort of students

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 1

The Perreault Fellows Program, a competitive global leadership and internship program at Penn State, prepares students for personal and professional excellence through learning in cross-cultural leadership, ethics, community service, personal mentoring, and an internship abroad related to the field of health and betterment of the human condition.

Researcher returns home to study active volcano on La Palma

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 2

When Judit Gonzalez-Santana conducts her research, she first looks to space. With each passing of radar satellites in the Earth’s orbit, changes in elevation of the ground at Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano are recorded, providing data to the Penn State doctoral candidate in geosciences, who is training to become a volcanologist.

CHANCE Program offers students research experience in Romania

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 1

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature through Conservation Experiences) Program is offering students from any Penn State campus the opportunity for a unique, short-term study abroad program in Romania during the spring and summer months of 2022.

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