University Office of Global Programs Workshops
The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) offers workshops on many components of international higher education. Below is a sampling with very brief descriptions of some of the workshops available to be presented by UOGP personnel. In addition to offering these workshops at regular intervals on the University Park campus, arrangements may be made for customized training for your college or campus.
Global Relations & Promotion
UOGP Update Workshop
University office of Global Programs staff provide an overview and updates on our office structure and its programs and services to faculty, staff, and students. Contact: Janet Haner, email@example.com.
Faculty Liaison & Outreach
Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop
Presents the many possibilities in the Fulbright portfolio of programs and outlines the procedures in applying for a Fulbright grant. Contact: Janet Haner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad 101: First Year to Global Citizen
Available upon request for classroom presentations: Study Abroad 101 is a student to student introduction to the international opportunities available at Penn State, including education abroad opportunities. Contact Kristin Thomas, email@example.com.
Embedded Programs: Emergency Preparedness for Faculty Leaders
Offered multiple times each semester, this program is designed for faculty and staff members involved in administering or leading short-term faculty led programs abroad. Contact Coleen Hynoski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Student Conduct: Student Conduct Abroad for Faculty Leaders
Offered by Education Abroad and the Office of Student Conduct, the program is designed for faculty and staff members involved in administering or leading short-term faculty led programs abroad. Contact Kristi Wormhoudt, email@example.com.
International Student Advising
Contact: Masume Assaf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Requested Workshops covering any topic regarding international students with regard to admissions and maintenance of study including but not limited to the following: admission timelines, issuing immigration documents to admitted students so they can get student visas, visa process, enrollment requirements, employment of students on-campus, practical training for students, I-9 and eVerify of international students, non-degree study, and any other topic of interest.
Acirema is a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the difficulties international students encounter in the quest for an American education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures students must follow from the initial contact with Penn State to their arrival on campus. The cross-cultural aspects of the exercise help to explain why international students do not always accept "no" as an answer (and why they may be perceived as offering "bribes" in certain situations).