Developing Global Citizenship
There are many ways to get involved in international activities at Penn State, whether you are from the U.S. or other parts of the globe, whether you're returning from study abroad or thinking of going, whether you're dreaming of an international career or just want to reach out to others from diverse backgrounds. There are a number of ways to add international experiences to your resume. Many of our programs and services are outlined in our Global Citizenship brochure.
If you've just returned from studying abroad, share what you learned and your excitement about the experience by becoming a Global Ambassador, Program Alumni, or Peer Adviser. You'll enjoy talking about your host country, and help others in their decision to get an Education Abroad.
Helping international students get to know Penn State and our community can be very rewarding. These opportunities are a great way to make new friends and learn about the world.
Calling all writers—we need you. The Directorate of Global Relations and Promotion (DGRP) within the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) produces a weekly newsletter, biannual magazine, and numerous publications and press releases. Gain valuable experience in one of our writing intern opportunities.
DGRP offers a variety of internationally-themed programs throughout the year. Students are welcome to participate in these programs as attendees, or to serve as volunteers. Help is often needed for the various programs; once you're in the Volunteer Database, we'll inform you about upcoming volunteer opportunities via e-mail.
Global Engagement and Leadership Experience
The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) has been designed specifically for Penn State U.S and International students to learn how to lead and follow in increasingly multi-national groups and explore what it means to "think global" inspiring Penn State students—future leaders—to transform themselves into globally engaged and responsible global citizens.
Learn more about GELE or apply on-line.
Global Connections is a community non-profit organization, affiliated with the Penn State University and the Centre County United Way, with a long-standing tradition of promoting international cultural exchange in Centre County. Global Connections works with:
- International students and scholars, and their families at Penn State University
- The employees of international companies in Centre County
- Recent immigrants
For information on how to participate or volunteer, visit the Global Connections Web site.
International Student Organizations
Penn State University has a variety of international and multicultural student organizations. To search for a group that interests you, visit the Penn State Clubs Web site and click on your campus.