Study Abroad

The world awaits. Every year thousands of Penn State students and faculty engage the world through academic programs, research, service, internships, and cultural immersion abroad. Personal development, new knowledge and enhanced perspective drives global impact.

Penn State Student in Switerland

Education Abroad Options

Study Mechanical Engineering in China. Teach in Ecuador. Excavate along the Mediterranean Sea. Research in Australia. Sometimes the most influential learning takes place outside of the classroom, as well as out of the country. Penn State provides many options for students at all campuses.

Education Abroad Programs

Calling all students: Penn State Education Abroad offers 300+ programs in 50+ countries, Fall, Spring or Summer! Programs available for all majors and academic schedules. Whenever you want to study, wherever you want to study, you have options. And, our Education Abroad Office in Global Programs is here to assist you as you find your program, figure out your schedule, and plan for your experience.

Education Abroad Embedded Programs

Can’t leave the country for an entire semester, but still want to have an international experience? Consider an embedded program with a much shorter travel component. Embedded programs are Penn State classes that students take while on campus, but they feature a required travel portion that typically occurs over breaks or at the end of the term. These programs offer students a chance to go abroad if they cannot fit a more traditional term abroad in their schedule.

Costs and Funding

With proper planning and a commitment to exploring funding resources, studying abroad can be affordable for any budget. There are many factors that influence choice in location, academics, and program; one important factor is cost.

Contact Education Abroad

Penn State encourages its students to think globally, and a study abroad program is the perfect opportunity to experience new cultures and academic challenges. Learn more about study abroad on the Global Programs website. Email education abroad at to get started or browse through our current programs!


The University Fellowships Office helps Penn State students with the process of obtaining scholarships and fellowships, many of which are international. Penn State is one of the top producing schools of Fulbright grant recipients each year, a program which provides students funds to study, research, or teach abroad after college graduation.

Penn State student in Beijing, China.

Study Abroad

If you would like to study abroad while at Penn State, start researching our programs now with the Office of Global Programs. When you get to campus, be sure to meet with your academic adviser to start planning your international experience.

Office of Global Programs

Study Abroad at Penn State

Did you know that Penn State has over 300 programs in over 50 countries?

Explore your Options