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Study Abroad

Smeal strongly encourages students to participate in education abroad and about one fourth of our graduates have this experience. Discover how study abroad will fit with your personal and academic goals. You may choose a summer or semester program and perhaps consider earning an International Business Minor. Start your journey now by navigating the timing and eligibility requirements and exploring the many diverse Penn State programs offered all around the world. 

International Internships

International internship and service learning opportunities allow students to create meaning between their academic coursework, their future careers, and the world around them. Globalization is an increasingly important aspect of any business. Thus, many employers today are reported to value intercultural communication skills, global perspectives, and demonstrated adaptability that often are gained from an international work experience.


Instructors interested in teaching on a summer study abroad program or those already scheduled to do so, may find relevant information here.

International Students

For students studying here at Penn State from another country, the International Student webpage links you to many resources which may help you find answers to your questions about housing, academic concerns, jobs, or ways to meet other students. Explore the resources that can help you best take advantage of all that Penn State life has to offer.

Student Engagement

GROW GLOBAL! Learn how you can grow your global experience here at Penn State. Volunteer as a Global Representative, join a global student organization, get connected to language resources, international news links, and more.


Upcoming Events
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Tips for a Successful Study Abroad Application

Missed the last session? Here is another opportunity to learn some quick and easy tips to strengthen your application essays.

Thursday, December 3rd

12:15 pm in 214 Business Building or 4:15 pm in 216 Business Building

Please RSVP

SPRING 2016 Semester


Summer Study Abroad Information Night - Meet the Professors!

Learn about the Summer 2016 Study Abroad Programs approved for the International Business minor. Get your questions answered about study abroad and meet the Smeal faculty teaching abroad in Florence, Aix and Maastricht this year.

Thursday, January 14th

6:00-8:30 pm

International Internship Information Session

Learn about Penn State abroad programs which provide an unpaid student internship and the resources to independently research non-Penn State international internship programs. International students may want to consider U.S. cities offered.

Tuesday, January 19th

4:00-5:00 pm

Pforzheim Information Session

Check-one of the most affordable summer study abroad programs designed for the business student. Directors of the Pforzheim University Summer Study Abroad program will be available to answer all of the questions you have about studying abroad in Germany in 2016.

Tuesday, January 19th

6:00 pm in 217 Business Building

SMEAL ABROAD EXPO - Don't miss it!!

This is your chance to talk to Smeal study abroad alumni and students studying here from other countries to learn all about their experiences in Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Japan, China and more!

EXPO! Wednesday, January 20th

12:00-4:00pm in the Atrium (Business Building)

SUMMER 2016 Study Abroad Application DEADLINE!

Monday, February 1st - DEADLINE!!

FALL 2016 Study Abroad Application DEADLINE!!

Tuesday, March 1st - Deadline

(Note: A few programs have a January 20th Deadline - check the program details!)

SPRING 2017 Study Abroad Application DEADLINE!!

Sunday, May 1st - Deadline


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