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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
DetailsDate / Time / Location
FALL 2018

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

Program specific information sessions for Smeal Faculty-led programs

To learn more about a specific Smeal program and meet the faculty teaching abroad, come to one or come to all of the below information sessions.

Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture – Supply Chain track           November 8th | 5:00-5:30 PM | 102 Business Building

Florence, Italy: The World of Business and Italian Culture – Marketing track
                November 8th | 5:45-6:15 PM | 102 Business Building

From East to West: The World of Central-Eastern Europe

Travel extensively with MKTG faculty on a 2-week Study Tour. Plus a course in Maastricht with FIN faculty.
           November 12th | 5:30-6:00 PM | 105 Business Building

Maymester: Sustainability and SAP Simulation in Germany; Emerging Global Mega-Trends           November 12th | 5:30-6:00 | 107 Business Building

Maymester: Florence, Italy: Old World Innovations and Their Influence on Modern Business Systems (Summer)          November 13th | 5:00-5:30 | 103 Business Building

Aix, France: Business at IAU

Study Intercultural Communications in beautiful Aix-en-Provence. Travel to Paris and Morocco!
          November 14th | 5:00-5:30 PM | 105 Business Building

Meet the Faculty Sessions

are between November 8th to 14th. Attend as many as you like, and bring a friend!!!

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

Tips for a Successful Study Abroad Application

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

Sign-up on Starfish. GO TO: Smeal Office of International Programs under Elizabeth Labrin (Group Session - November 27th at 4:40 pm)

 Tuesday, November 27th

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm

214 Business Building

International Program Photos
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