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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

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.

Wednesday, August 22nd

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

110 Business Building

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Join the Smeal Office of International Programs and Smeal Business Career Center for this interactive session on how to talk about study abroad on the job market. Make the most of the upcoming Career Fair and use your study abroad experience to leverage an offer for your dream internship or job. Come to either of our two sessions. This is one event you won't want to miss!

Wednesday August 29th

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm


Friday September 7th

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm (Bring your lunch!)

Location TBA

Spring 2019 Study Abroad Application FINAL DEADLINE!!

Still interested in studying abroad next semester but did not complete an application yet? You are in luck! Some programs are still open. Choose your program  and apply now … the September 15th deadline is fast approaching.

Saturday, September 15th 

Last chance!

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 am – 4 pm

HUB Alumni Hall

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