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“Global citizenship” is more than just a catchword.

There’s not an aspect of our lives that is not affected by what’s happening in the rest of the world.  Education abroad is the best way for your student to learn what’s beyond the borders of her own town, and his own country, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular and academically critical part of a Penn State student’s educational career!

Penn State University has developed dozens of its own programs for study abroad, many of them offered over the summer, but some for an entire semester.  These programs are designed and taught by Penn State faculty, ensuring that your student gets the highest quality instruction.  There are also many other programs available, administered by third-party providers with whom Penn State has worked for 30 years.

Penn State offers nearly 150 education abroad programs – so no matter where your student wants to go, we can help him get there.  Dedicated staff at the College and the University levels are ready to answer all your questions, and assist your student in choosing the best possible program for his or her academic needs and personal aspirations.

What can you as a parent do to help your student achieve a study abroad experience?

  1. Talk to your student early about study abroad!  Freshman year is not too early to begin planning, particularly in ensuring that your student will have a seamless curriculum plan.
  2. Early planning also ensures that you can take advantage of the many scholarships and grants available, through the College of the Liberal Arts, University Global Programs, as well as many governmental and civic organizations! Education Abroad is affordable—especially if you start planning for it early!

For more information, visit the Liberal Arts Global Experience Website

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