In Support of Internationalization at Penn State
Students with the Nittany Lion statue.
Becoming a global university is one of Penn State’s highest priorities. We are dedicated to educating the next generation of global leaders. We provide our students with diverse opportunities to experience world cultures and help them achieve an international perspective.
To get further toward our goal, we need to increase the number of international students attending Penn State. This is particularly true at the undergraduate level. By increasing the number of undergraduates from other countries, all our students will be able to interact with people from different cultures, refine their intercultural communication skills, and experience new viewpoints in the classroom.
Penn State also is committed to sending our students abroad. We want them to experience different cultures and learn how they can play a role in the global economy. Penn State students can participate in over 200 semester-long education abroad programs and nearly 40 embedded ones—shorter trips that are part of a residentially taught program. You can see how Penn State students studying abroad are making an impact by viewing our television series produced for the Big Ten Network, Global Penn State.
The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) oversees education abroad programs; hosts international students, scholars, and visitors; and supports the University’s international partnerships and collaborations.
Help us continue supporting Penn State’s global mission by making a gift to Penn State’s Office of Global Programs today. Your gift will give Penn State students an opportunity to experience the world beyond Happy Valley.
Vice Provost for Global Programs
For more information, please contact Kimberly Field Jacobs, Director of Development at 814-865-7594