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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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Managing Difficult Situations in the U.S. University or Workplace

Interactive workshop - discuss a number of scenarios to help successfully manage difficult situations in the U.S. University or workplace. For more information contact Elizabeth Labrin at elf103@psu.edu.

Tuesday, October 13th

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Parent and Family Weekend

Invite your parents to learn more about how study abroad and international internship opportunities can fit with your Smeal academic plan and your professional goals.

Penn State Study Abroad 101 Sessions will be held in the afternoon.

Saturday, October 17th

Smeal: 10-12 pm, Atrium with break-out sessions in 110 Business Building

Penn State: 2:00 pm-3:30pm, 100 Thomas

Summer Study Abroad Information Sessions

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

Monday, November 2nd

6:00, 6:45, 7:30, or 8:15 pm in 110 Business Building

International Internships 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 also want to consider U.S. cities offered by some of these internship providers.

Tuesday, November 10th

4:00-5:00 pm in 006 Business Building

Tips for a Successful Study Abroad Application

Looking for that competitive edge? Learn some quick and easy tips to strengthen your application essays.

Wednesday, November 18th

12:15pm or 4:15 pm in 215 Business Building


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