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Strickler Office of International Programs

The home page for the Strickler 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.

Faculty/Staff

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
DetailsDate / Time

SPRING 2024

 

Semester Study Abroad Info Session

Thinking about a Fall or Spring semester abroad? Whether you’re a Sophomore planning for next year, or a first year just exploring, come join us! All students planning Smeal majors are welcome! We’ll talk about types of programs, locations, courses, the International Business Minor, applications, and answer your questions!

ZOOM Event, 

REGISTER HERE  to attend!

Monday, March 25

4:45 PM

Virtual

Spring 2025 Study Abroad Info Session

Hosted by PSU Global Education Abroad

Learn more about choosing a spring 2025 education abroad program, submitting an application, paying for an experience abroad, and more! Free dinner provided!

RSVP to attend: RSVP is encouraged but not required

PLUS, two (2) attendees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward a spring 2025 education abroad program!

Wednesday, March 27

4:30 to 5:30 PM

134 HUB-Robeson Center

Education Abroad Regional Info Session: 

Study Abroad in Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Countries

Hosted by PSU Global Education Abroad

Discover opportunities to strengthen your Spanish or Portuguese speaking skills by studying abroad through Penn State next year! Foreign language skills can make a great addition to your resume and open doors to new and exciting career opportunities! Join us to learn more about the numerous opportunities we offer to Penn State students in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. Learn more about this event on our Spring 2025 website.

The info session will offer:

  • Overview of Penn State education abroad programs in Asia
  • Information about scholarships to help you pay for study abroad
  • Panel of students who recently studied abroad in these locations
  • Opportunities for Q&A
  • Snacks for all attendees to sample from this region of the world

 

RSVP to attend: RSVP is encouraged

Thursday, March 28

4:30 to 5:30 PM

134 HUB-Robeson Center

Education Abroad Regional Info Session: 

Study Abroad in Asia

Hosted by PSU Global Education Abroad

Diversify your experience and expand your horizons by studying abroad in Asia next year! Discover the innovative spirit of Asia and elevate your academic journey. Join us to explore the endless possibilities that await you in countries such as Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Learn more about this session on our Spring 2025 website.

The info session will offer:

  • Overview of Penn State education abroad programs in Asian countries
  • Information about scholarships to help you pay for study abroad
  • Panel of students who recently studied abroad in these locations
  • Opportunities for Q&A
  • Snacks for all attendees to sample from this region of the world

 

RSVP to attend: RSVP is encouraged

Wednesday, April 3

4:30 to 5:30 PM

134 HUB-Robeson Center

Education Abroad Regional Info Session: 

Study Abroad in Africa

Hosted by PSU Global Education Abroad

What do CT scans, speed gun sports technology, sign language-to-text hardware, iCow (an app for managing cow herds in rural areas), and mathematics have in common? They were all invented in Africa! Experience what else Africa has to offer and take your academics to the next level by studying abroad in Africa! Join us to learn more about the exciting programs we offer to Penn State students in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. Learn more about this info session on our Spring 2025 website.

The info session will offer:

  • Overview of Penn State education abroad programs in African countries
  • Information about scholarships to help you pay for study abroad
  • Panel of students who recently studied abroad in these locations
  • Opportunities for Q&A
  • Snacks for all attendees to sample from this region of the world

 

RSVP to attend: RSVP is encouraged

Thursday, April 4

4:30 to 5:30 PM

131 HUB-Robeson Center

Spring 2025 Application Deadline (Early Action)

Visit the PSU Global Website for details: https://global.psu.edu/category/how-apply

Wednesday, May 15
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