Graduate Education Abroad
In order to minimize institutional risk and to ensure compliance with University Policy FN20, Penn State Education Abroad asks faculty and departments organizing and/or sponsoring international graduate courses offered for academic credit in whole or in part outside the United States to electronically submit the following information to Education Abroad in two groups, as outlined below:
Stage 1: Pre-Decision
Pre-Decision (Program Development) materials include a questionnaire and recommendation form and must be submitted at least 4-6 months prior to program departure, but not before securing program approval by the associate dean or director of academic affairs of the sponsoring Penn State college or campus.
Stage 2: Post-Decision
Post-Decision (Program Implementation) materials include a number of things (including insurance enrollment for participating students) and must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to program departure. Embedded Programs must be reviewed for each successive implementation. A copy of all documentation must be submitted to: 1) the sponsoring Dean or Chancellor, and 2) Associate Dean, The Graduate School.
By clicking on the link below, you will be guided through a few introductory questions. Once you have completed these, you will be able to save your application and log in at your convenience.
Read a more in-depth description of this process.
Please consult the Expedited Review Process of Limited Off-site Course Offerings. When a program wishes to offer existing courses in this manner, the Graduate School limits the number of courses to three, after which the program must seek approval to deliver the degree program in this venue.
Graduate students traveling on embedded programs are eligible to apply for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Education Abroad Scholarship.