MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Imagine waking up and taking classes in another country, halfway around the world: That was Raeann Sleith’s world last semester. Sleith, a Norwin-native and senior dual-majoring in business and psychology, spent the Fall 2019 semester studying in Vienna, Austria, as part of Penn State’s study abroad program.
Sleith enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny in Fall 2016 not knowing what her four years would hold. Her first three years on the campus, located in McKeesport, were filled with numerous activities. Sleith joined student organizations, played on the women’s softball team, danced in THON 2018, traveled to Puerto Rico on an Alternative Spring Break trip, and worked as an Admissions intern. However, one thing was missing — studying abroad.
“During the Fall 2018 semester, it was starting to hit me that I was running out of time to study abroad,” said Sleith. “I traveled to Europe in high school, and I had been itching to go back.”
In her desire to study abroad, Sleith found assistance through Greater Allegheny’s faculty and staff.