International Parent Orientation

Several years ago, Global Programs created a unique "parent track" to better address the questions and concerns of the parents of international students during the fall student orientation. The one-day orientation has been a great success, growing each year and introducing the parents to their important role in the student experience.

We invite a series of speakers from campus to address issues such as personal safety and security, immigration and visa regulations, and an introduction to "Life at Penn State" and the modern American university. Global Programs provides lunch and an optional campus tour.

In late spring 2020, an updated itinerary and registration link will be available for the August 2020 parent orientation.

For more information about the orientation, please read this article about orientation on Penn State News from August 2019.