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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 web page 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 2018

Study Abroad and Your #CareerGoals

Learn how to maximize the career benefits of studying abroad. Choose a program that contributes to your future goals.Get tips on how to prepare for the Education Abroad Fair!

 Monday, October 15th

4:00-5:00 pm

Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library

Penn State Education Abroad Fair

Meet with Penn State colleges, faculty, and global partners to learn more 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 17th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

HUB Alumni Hall

IES Internships for Spring 2019 Students Abroad

Eliza Leland from IES will inform students about the steps to obtain an internship abroad. Many IES study abroad programs have this option available.

Thursday, October 18th

12:00-1:00 pm

122 Business Building

Smeal Study Abroad Information Night

Learn about your study abroad options and how this exciting experience can fit into your Smeal academic plan. We will cover topics ranging from choosing a program, earning credits abroad and the International Business minor.

Tuesday, October 23rd

5:30 - 6:30 pm

124 Business Building

Summer and Maymester Study Abroad Information Session

Business focused summer programs are available to students in a variety of majors and colleges. Find out what courses are available summer 2019.

Tuesday, November 6th


124 Business Building

 International Internship Alternatives

Find out more about how students can obtain an internship in another country, with the help of a third-party provider. International internships are a great opportunity to build your resume and demonstrate your interest in working internationally.


Wednesday, November 14th

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

122 Business Building

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