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Domestic Students Looking to Study or Student Teach Internationally

While you are studying at Penn State, you can take advantage the international programs in the College of Education. For those who are exploring teaching as a career, you can take part in the College’s teaching abroad program. You can choose to do your student-teaching in one of sixteen countries around the globe.

Other programs in the College offer internships and exchange programs for students to gain valuable international experience. Contact your advisor to plan a study abroad experience as part of your Penn State experience.

For more information on studying or working abroad, contact the College’s Curriculum and Instruction Field Experience (CIFE) Office or the College of Education's Office of International Programs.

International Students Looking to Study at Penn State

Our programs attract students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and from all over the world. You have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research that will contribute to global knowledge or to further your skills that will help you become a leader in your field.

The Penn State community embraces global diversity with multiple offices and programs aimed at helping you learn the culture. There are also numerous opportunities for you to share your culture and knowledge with the Penn State community. Penn State offers many ways to engage globally on and away from campus with faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world.

For more information on programs for international students, you can contact the individual program, the College of Education's International Programs Office, or Global Penn State.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year non-degree program of combined academic and professional development opportunities. It brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East to selected universities in the United States for public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences.

The program was established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter to honor the late vice president Hubert H. Humphrey. As the fellowship was being founded, Carter received encouragement from a key advocate former Penn State President John Oswald.

Penn State was one of 13 universities originally commissioned in the program. Now 15 universities nationwide participate.