Study Abroad Week 2019

Join Global Programs and our partners during Study Abroad Week 2019 to learn all of the ways you can take your education overseas! Study Abroad Week 2019 will be held January 14-18 and features events throughout the week to give students a deeper understanding on all things study abroad. Since the summer and fall 2019 deadlines are quickly approaching – February 1 and March 1 respectively – this is the perfect opportunity to plan your xperience. From funding opportunities to career enrichment, you’ll be able to fully understand all of the opportunities that study abroad has to offer. With workshops and information sessions for all majors, you can begin planning for your perfect study abroad experience!

Monday, January 14, 2019:

Education Abroad Advising on the Fly

  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • HUB Monumental Staircase
  • Help us kick off Study Abroad Week by stopping by our Advising on the Fly session at the HUB. Speak with Education Abroad staff and have your study abroad questions answered. Join us for trivia and prizes throughout the event as well.

School for Field Studies Information Session

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 122 Ag Admin Building
  • The School for Field Studies (SFS) will be on campus for Study Abroad Week. Learn about their hands-on environmental study abroad programs offered in 10 different countries. Stop in between classes to learn more.

Study Abroad and Your #CareerGoals

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library
  • Thinking about studying abroad in the future? Kick off Study Abroad Week by learning how to maximize the career benefits of studying abroad by choosing a program that contributes to your future goals. This interactive workshop will be led by a career coach and education abroad adviser to help you prioritize a study abroad experience that will align with your career goals.

Smeal Summer Study Abroad Information Session

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • 124 Business Building
  • This session is for Smeal students interested in studying abroad over the summer or for students from another college interested in applying to a Smeal faculty-led summer program. Discussion topics include the basics for choosing a summer or Maymester study abroad program and how credits can count towards Smeal requirements as well as the International Business minor.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

Internships Abroad Information Session & Internship Program Fair

  • Information Session: 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library
  • Internship Program Fair: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Mann Assembly Room
  • Internship Provider Meetings: 6:30 - 7:30 PM | Business Building
  • Boost your resume with an international internship in Summer 2019. Attend the Internships Abroad Information Session to learn about opportunities to pursue full-time internships in a wide variety of industries in 10 international cities – including locations in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Join us after the information session to meet representatives and learn more about specific opportunities during the Internship Program Fair.
  • Students not at University Park can attend the information session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the presentation to join the discussion.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019:

STEM Students Abroad: Mapping your Academic Experience

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • HUB Noontime Lounge (Next to Heritage Hall)
  • Presented by: the College of Engineering, College of Information Sciences and Technology, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Health and Human Development, Eberly College of Science, College of the Agricultural Sciences, and the Office of Global Programs
  • This open house addresses the academic challenges many STEM students face when planning a study abroad experience. Get one-on-one tips about how to find STEM courses abroad from experienced study abroad staff. Students in non-STEM fields can also join the conversation about the course equivalency process.

Study Abroad 101

  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM
  • Boucke 410
  • Learn the basics about study abroad from our peer advisers! This one-hour session will give you an overview of studying abroad at Penn State, covering everything from navigating the Education Abroad website to evaluating study abroad costs and financial aid opportunities.
  • Students not at University Park can attend this session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the presentation to join the discussion.

Smeal Study Abroad Expo

  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Business Building Atrium
  • Learn about Penn State approved study abroad programs with Smeal Global representatives. Smeal Abroad Expo is a peer-to-peer study abroad fair for students interested in talking with study abroad alumni. Get candid answers to your questions about Penn State and International Business minor approved study abroad programs such as IES Buenos Aires, CIEE Global Institutes, IES Rome, UVA in Valencia, University of Westminster, and more. Don't miss this chance to chat with study abroad alumni and international students and get the insider scoop on living abroad.

Todi, Italy Information Session

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 210 Patterson Building
  • Join Penn State's faculty-led summer study abroad program, Indigenous Culture and the Visual Arts (ART 299) and earn 3 credits in 3 weeks! Learn about precolonial and postcolonial indigenous cultures. Course highlights include a visit to the living Maori village, Hobbiton movie set tour, meeting with carving and traditional tattoo artists, visiting arts communities in the Australian Outback, and the annual Sydney Vivid Festival.

Pforzheim University Summer Program Information Session

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 102 Business Building
  • Meet the director and alumni of the Pforzheim University Business Summer School and learn more about this six-week program in Germany. Dr. Prof. Dirk Wentzel will be at Penn State this week to talk about the program where students will learn more about Germany's place in the European and Global communities in terms of business, culture, and politics. The program includes travel to Munich and Berlin for the on-site history, politics, and cultural lessons. Students from all majors welcome to apply.

Colombia Summer Program Information Session

  • 8:00 PM
  • C-9 Atherton Hall
  • For more information about the Liberal Arts/Schreyer Honors College "Contemporary Colombia" maymester program (LATAM 499, May 6 - June 3). This program looks at aspects of Colombia's economic, social, and political development by visiting four regions. Contact Richard Stoller at rjs27@psu.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 17, 2019:

Florence: Studio Arts College International Summer Program Information Session

  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM
  • 121 Borland
  • Stop by for more information about the SACI program on Thursday, January 17th from 9-11am in 121 Borland. Cristin Millett, Penn State Faculty and Artist-in-Residence, and SACI representative Rory Sommers will be available to answer questions. 

Summer Study Abroad Information Session

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Boucke 410
  • Are you interested in studying abroad during the summer?  Attend the Summer Study Abroad Information Session, and you will learn about the different types of programs, costs, scholarships and how to apply.
  • Students not at University Park can attend this session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the presentation to join the discussion.

School of International Affairs Education Abroad Information Session

  • 12:45 - 2:00 PM
  • 012 Katz Building
  • Interested in interning or studying abroad this summer or fall? Join us for the SIA Education Abroad Information Session to learn about the various programs available to School of International Affairs students. We will also be hosting a panel of return semester study abroad students who will share highlights from their cultural, academic, and personal experiences in Argentina, England, Jordan, Senegal, and The Netherlands this past fall!

Exploring the Healthcare System in Costa Rica Information Session

  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • W134 in Media Commons of Pattee Library, University Park
  • Embedded course, NURS 497 will travel to Costa Rica in May 2019.  There are only two spots remaining for this popular program that is open to students in Nursing, Health Policy Administration, or any other major where the student has an interest in understanding health care systems.  The program features a week long immersion experience in Costa Rica, where students and Professor Celeste Newcomb will explore their healthcare system through hospital/clinic visits and learn more about how they handle healthcare.  Attend in person or sign in via Zoom online.

Paying the Way Workshop

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Boucke 410
  • If you are planning to study abroad but are not sure what financial resources are available to you as a Penn State student, Paying the Way will explore resources available to help fund your experience. Education Abroad, in partnership with the University Fellowships Office and the Office of Student Aid, will be discussing how to utilize your existing financial aid toward the cost of a study abroad programs as well as what scholarships, fellowships, and grants are available.
  • Students not at University Park can attend this session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the presentation to join the discussion. 

Summer Study Abroad: New Zealand and Australia Session

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 210 Patterson Building
  • Join Penn State's faculty-led summer study abroad program, Indigenous Culture and the Visual Arts (ART 299) and earn 3 credits in 3 weeks! Learn about precolonial and postcolonial indigenous cultures. Course highlights include a visit to the living Maori village, Hobbiton movie set tour, meeting with carving and traditional tattoo artists, visiting arts communities in the Australian Outback, and the annual Sydney Vivid Festival.

Colombia Summer Program Information Session

  • 8:00 PM
  • C-9 Atherton Hall
  • For more information about the Liberal Arts/Schreyer Honors College "Contemporary Colombia" maymester program (LATAM 499, May 6 - June 3). This program looks at aspects of Colombia's economic, social, and political development by visiting four regions. Contact Richard Stoller at rjs27@psu.edu for more information.

Friday, January 18, 2019:

Peace Corps Information Session

  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 410 Boucke Building
  • Join Penn State's Peace Corps Recruiter and other returned Peace Corps volunteers for an information session during Study Abroad Week! The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. A question and answer session will follow the information session.
  • Students not at the University Park campus can attend this session online via Zoom. Click on the Zoom link at the time of the session to join the discussion.