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International Opportunities

Through “embedded” courses or numerous study abroad programs at Penn State, students may gain exposure to different situations that help them open their minds, and possibly change their lives. Such experiences prepare students for the global professional environment of the 21st century.

Embedded Programs

Embedded courses allow students to complement a semester of classroom work with a focused week of study and hands-on work in a foreign country.

COMM 402 International Reporting

This program is designed to give student journalists experience in reporting the news in a foreign country. This course includes an international travel component and had visited Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa.

Sixteen Penn State students in South Africa for an International Reporting course.

COMM 419 World Media Systems

This course that emphasizes a comparative study of modern media systems of mass communications in selected foreign countries. This course includes an international travel component to Prague, Czech Republic.

The beautiful city of Prague, location of COMM 419 World Media Systems travel component.

COMM 497 International Documentary Production

This program includes an international travel component to England. Students research and produce a short documentary film to be shot during the trip abroad.

International documentary class on location

 

Study Abroad

Penn State Global Programs Website

A traditional study abroad program will open your mind and change your life. It will also prepare you for the global professional environment of the 21st century.

Follow the information under "resources" to begin your exploration of Penn State's 160 study-abroad programs around the world.

Resources

  1. Office of Global Programs

    Lists all programs, options and available financial aid.

  2. Peer Advisers

    Students who have studied abroad will consult on a walk-in basis in 410 Boucke Building.

  3. Education Abroad Advisers (EAAs)

    After talking to a peer adviser, make an appointment with an EAA to discuss: choice of program, the application process and financial aid. EAAs are also located in 410 Boucke Building.

  4. College of Communications Academic Advising
    College advisers in 204 Carnegie Building and the faculty adviser in your major will help make study abroad courses fit your course of study.

You need to know

A traditional study abroad program will open your mind and change your life. It will also prepare you for the global professional environment of the 21st century.

Planning and preparation represent a big part of the process when considering study-abroad opportunities.

  1. Your degree requirements.
    So, please go over audit with an academic adviser.
  2. How your credits abroad will count.
    Studying through a Penn State international program or through a non-Penn State international program differ in terms of accreditation and transfer of credits.
  3. Your financial aid situation.
    If you wish to receive financial aid or have received financial aid in the past, discuss your study-abroad plans with the financial aid office to understand how studying abroad works with your financial aid qualifications and obligations. Go to the Financial Aid Office, 314 Shields Building, or call 814-865-6301.
  4. Your internship possibilities and obligations.
    If there is a possibility of an internship abroad, it is extremely important for you to understand all the internship obligations before going abroad. You must meet with Robert Martin, assistant dean for internships and career placement, 208D Carnegie Building (814) 863-4674.

 


Page last updated: October 24, 2014