The View From Here

More than 3,000 students every year take advantage of diverse academic opportunities across six continents.

Mountain Class

Mountain Class

Madeline Nyblade, a Geosciences major, took this photo from the Ura Valley Overlook in Bhutan. The program, Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition, provides the opportunity to experience the environment, culture, development, and governance of Bhutan. 

Image: Madeline Nyblade

From student to global citizen—more than 250 study abroad programs offer students an experience of diverse world cultures.

This selfie is KANGAriffic!

This selfie is KANGAriffic!

Supply Chain and Information Systems major Claire Sullivan took this selfie with a kangaroo in Sydney, Australia. She spent the fall 2015 semester at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. 

Image: Claire Sullivan

"One of the most useful skills I acquired abroad was the ability to adapt in new situations."—Katelyn Anderson 

La Alhambra

La Alhambra

Jamie Saslaw, majoring in Film and Video, captured this view of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Jamie spent a semester in Alicante, a port city on the eastern coast of Spain. 

Image: Jamie Saslaw

Other opportunities to go abroad as a Penn State student include fellowships, internships, volunteer experiences, and more. 

Tropical Bird Collector

Tropical Bird Collector

Geography major Charles Krugger snapped this photo of some hands-on field work in Los Cruces as part of the Neotropical Studies Costa Rica program.

Image: Charles Krugger

"I have always loved going on adventures and dreamed of traveling the world. Studying abroad gave me that opportunity."—Ashley Woller

Image from gondola in Italy

Gone(dola) to Another Beautiful City in Italia

Stephanie Hettinger, a Marketing major, took this photo from a gondola in Venice, Italy. She spent a semester at the International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence. As part of her studies, she took field trips, went on museum visits, and attended performances.   

Image: Stephanie Hettinger

Study abroad isn't the only way Penn Staters can experience the world. Embedded programs are based in classes on campus but include a short international travel component. 

Image of woman's silhouette at sunset

Brighten Every Journey

Statistics major Riley Mummah represents THON with the Four Diamonds sign while in Costa Rica, where she traveled for her Tropical Field Ecology course. The Penn State Eberly College of Science course provides students with an opportunity to conduct research in the South American country.

Image: Riley Mummah

Featured photo taken by Sarah Goots '12.

Global Penn State

Global Penn State refers to the University's mission to become a truly global university through expanding study abroad opportunities, increasing and diversifying the international student population, and building transformative, strategic partnerships around the world.