International Students: I-20 and financial guarantee details

Once you accept your offer of admission and pay your enrollment fees, the Office of Global Programs will begin processing your I-20. Watch your email for communication from their office and visit the Global Programs website for more information on the steps to prepare for arrival.

Please note: In addition to the immunizations required below, international students are required to demonstrate that they have adequate health insurance coverage.

Summer Programs

Penn State offers unique summer programs for first-year students. Whether you were accepted for summer session and take classes at University Park or wish to participate in a shorter orientation program for fall credit, Penn State provides you the following options:

Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP)

This program, available to first-year students in the summer session, is a great introduction to Penn State. Note: Students with a fall offer of admission to University Park may participate in LEAP but need to accept their offer and then contact our office to change their acceptance from fall to summer.

AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs

Choose from four different orientation programs – ORION, URSA, or VEGA – with options for backpacking and community service. These programs provide first-year students with amazing experiences that are excellent preparation for the upcoming school year.

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