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International Programs

The home page for the Smeal Office of International Programs describes the main areas of international resources: study abroad, international internships, resources for faculty/staff to teach abroad, resources for international students, and student engagement which offers ways for students to grow global and participate in global communities here at Penn State. Upcoming Events list details (day, time, location) of events relevant to these international areas of interest.

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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 a summer, Maymester or embedded 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.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
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Summer 2023 International Internship Application Deadline

Friday, January 20

Eastern Europe Summer Info Session

Dive into the business environment of Eastern Europe. Attend this session to talk with faculty who will be leading this 6-credit summer study abroad program to 4 countries! Learn about the course structure, site visits, and the full experience from faculty themselves!

In-Person Session | NOW IN 121 Business Building

Please fill out this RSVP/Interest Form!

RESCHEDULED for Thursday, January 26

3:30 - 4:30 PM


Summer 2023 Study Abroad Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 1

Smeal Semester Study Abroad Information Session

Considering a full semester study abroad experience? Attend this event to learn how to choose a program, credits to earn abroad, the International Business Minor, and the application process.

Virtual Session | Registration HERE to attend

Wednesday, February 15

4:00 PM

Fall 2023 Study Abroad Application Deadline

Wednesday, March 1

Spring 2024 Study Abroad (Priority) Application Deadline

Monday, May 1
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