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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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FALL 2016 Semester - WELCOME BACK!!


International Student Perspectives: Understanding the Culture at Smeal

A panel of current students from various countries will share their experiences at Smeal from learning about classroom expectations to becoming involved in the Smeal community.

Friday, September 23rd, 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Click here to RSVP!

Penn State Study Abroad Fair

Meet with Penn State colleges, faculty, and global partners to learn about the many education abroad opportunities available to you as a Penn State student. Be one of the over 1,300 students to check it out. Students do not need to register in advance. More ...

Wednesday, October 12th

Hetzel Union Building (HUB) - Alumni Hall, 11:00-4:00 pm

Summer Study Abroad Information Session

Thinking Summer Study Abroad but not sure where to go? Come hear details about the many exciting summer programs offered, the Smeal faculty teaching them, and other embedded travel opportunities!!

Monday, November 7th

110 Business Building, 5:30-6:30 pm

SPRING 2017 Semester


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!

January - TBA

Business Building Atrium


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