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.
Penn State Education Abroad Office 4th Floor Boucke Building, University Park (814) 863-3667 EducationAbroad@psu.edu
What Courses Can I Take While Abroad, and Will Courses Count Towards My Major or Minor? If you plan carefully, no matter what your college or specialization, you can enroll in courses abroad that may apply to your degree requirements here at Penn State. You must meet with your academic/faculty adviser to plan what courses you should take while abroad to maintain your progress toward degree completion requirements. Depending on the education abroad program, you can enroll in courses in the subject areas of your major or minor, or in courses that may fulfill elective, language, or General Education requirements. Your academic adviser will need to see course descriptions to give you approvals in advance, and syllabi are sometimes also available, depending upon the program. The Education Abroad advisers can help you to identify programs in your field of study.
Each year, Penn State hosts exhibitors from over 50 different study abroad partners, support offices, scholarship sources, and academic colleges to bring students the information they want about education abroad! Talk with representatives from universities and study centers abroad. Meet advisers from your college that know which courses and locations are best for your major. Talk to the Education Abroad Office staff about the 350+ study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships. Learn about other support and resources, like going abroad with a disability or how we’re working to increase study abroad participation among students from under-represented populations.