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Schedule an Appointment

Smeal Office of International Programs

 If you have an emergency abroad, call Global Programs at 814-865-7681 or after business hours and on University holidays, call the Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111.

BA and DUS students planning a Smeal College of Business major, may schedule an appointment online via Starfish. 

  • Login to STARFISH >>> From top navigation bar use Services Catalog 
  • Search:  All Campuses - Smeal Office of International Programs.
  • Use the Service Calendar to check for available time with any of our advisers. Alternatively, if you have met or wish to meet with a particular adviser, click on "Schedule an Appointment" next to that adviser's name to schedule directly with them.

 Swipe PSU ID at kiosk in 202 Business Building, when you arrive for your appointment. Phone appointments should call 814-865-4264.

Phone Appointments

If you are unable to meet in person, use Starfish to schedule in the location "phone appointment" with an International Programs Coordinator or call 814-865-4264. Have a computer ready to use during the appointment.

Walk-in hours will be held Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.

To check-in, swipe your PSU ID at the kiosk in 202 Business Building.

Priority will be given to quick questions like IB Minor applications, audit adjustments, and course equivalencies. For those seeking a general study abroad orientation or international internship advising, as well as for more complicated issues, please schedule using Starfish for a regular 1/2 hour appointment with a member of our team.

Reasons to Schedule an Appointment

Smeal and DUS students who are planning to study abroad are welcome to meet with a Smeal International Programs Coordinator at any point in the Study Abroad process. If you have already met with one of our Coordinators, please continue to meet with the same person. Typical appointments are scheduled for thirty minutes. If you feel that you will need a longer, please schedule two appointments in a row.

An International Programs Coordinator can help you:

  • Explore study abroad options & how to get started planning
  • Choose a study abroad location & program
  • Consider international internship & service learning opportunities
  • Learn about the International Business (IB) Minor and course requirements
  • Assistance in completing the IB Minor Academic Plan form
  • Make adjustments to your IB Minor audit once you have returned from abroad
  • Discover how to get involved in global experiences here at Penn State