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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.

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Tips for a Successful Study Abroad Application

Missed the last tips session? One last chance to learn some quick and easy tips to strengthen your essays for study abroad Spring 2019. RSVP to attend.

Tuesday, April 3rd 4:35-5:25 pm

& Monday April 9th 4:40-5:30 pm

Spring 2019 Study Abroad Application DEADLINE!!

Submit your application by the May 1st priority review deadline for your best chance at getting into your top choice program. Some programs may fill and be closed for future review dates.

Tuesday, May 1st 


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