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Schedule an Appointment

Smeal Office of International Programs - Schedule an Appointment 

 If you have an emergency abroad, call Global Programs at 814-865-7681. 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 are welcome to meet with a Smeal International Programs Coordinator at any point in the Study Abroad process. To make the best use of your time, we recommend that you start with a group advising session (see above) before scheduling a one-on-one advising appointment. 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. 

Group Advising Session

Sessions held every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday from 11:15-12:05 pm. Sign-up via Starfish - Smeal Office of International Programs - Tony Hudson (tvh5217@psu.edu). 

New starting Spring 2019! Attend a group advising session to learn:

  • how to get started - choosing a program & exploring study abroad options  
  • what major/minor requirements can be satisfied abroad
  • when to apply and application components
  • where to find program cost, scholarship opportunities, budget for abroad

Advising Appointments

BA and DUS students 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.

An International Programs Coordinator can help you:

  • review a study abroad location or program(s)
  • consider international internship & service learning opportunities
  • learn how to select courses abroad that meet major/ minor requirements
  • plan for the International Business (IB) Minor and course requirements
  • process course equivalencies and adjust your IB Minor audit once you have returned from abroad
  • discover how to get involved in global experiences here at Penn State

Walk-In Appointments

Fridays from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters 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, plan to attend a Group Advising Session. For international internship advising as well as for more in-depth advising or complicated issues, please schedule using Starfish for a regular 1/2 hour advising appointment with a member of our team.

Phone Appointments

If you are not at University Park campus, 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.