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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
SPRING 2018 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!

Wednesday, January 17th

11:00-3:00 pm 

Business Building Atrium

Smeal Summer Study Abroad – Meet the Professors!

Learn about the Summer 2018 Smeal Faculty-led Programs. Get your questions answered about study abroad and meet the Smeal faculty teaching abroad in Florence, Aix and Maastricht this year.

Thursday, January 18th 

6:00-7:30 pm

110 Business Building

Pforzheim University Summer Program Information Session

Check-one of the most affordable summer study abroad programs designed for the business student. Dr. Dirk Wentzel, Director of the Pforzheim University Summer Study Abroad program is visiting from Germany and will be available to answer all of the questions you have about studying abroad in Pforzheim this summer.

Tuesday, January 23rd

6:00-7:30 pm

108 Business Building


Week-long celebration. Check out the flyer FULL of events

January 22nd to 26th

See the flyer for event dates, times & locations

International Internships & Career Benefits of Education Abroad

Learn how to internationalize your education and career prospects by interning or studying abroad.

 Tuesday, January 23rd

4:30-5:30 pm

Carnegie Cinema Room 113

 A Regional Look at Study Abroad: Fall, Spring, Summer

Learn more about opportunities world-wide to study, intern or research. Then, check with your academic college for additional information. Schedule of sessions is coming soon.

 Wednesday, January 24th

5:00-8:00 pm

Business Building Atrium, & rooms 104, 106, 107, 108

Summer 2018 Study Abroad Application DEADLINE!!

SOIP will have Walk-ins from 9-4pm on Wednesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 1st

Thursday, February 1st 


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