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Global Education Opportunities

As a student at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, you will have the opportunity to participate in global education opportunities including study abroad and international internships. Both options enhance your academic experience and help to enrich learning, cultivate understanding, expand your perspective, and develop a global vision.

Twenty-five percent of Smeal undergraduate students study abroad

Globalization is an increasingly important aspect of any business major and participation in a global educational program can augment the understanding of world issues through direct experience of a foreign environment. Employment outlooks for the twenty-first century indicate that successful candidates in the job market will possess evidence of an international perspective and a demonstrated interdisciplinary approach to education.

Through the Office of International Programs, Smeal offers many ways for students to enhance their degree through a global experience:

  • Study Abroad: Choose from more than 100 programs in 40 countries. Enhance your global education while earning credits toward your degree.
  • International Business Minor: The International Business minor is designed to be paired with a Smeal major program to provide students with an opportunity to focus on international business. It provides students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepare them for a business career that might include international responsibilities.
  • International Internships: Students interested in interning abroad have a variety of opportunities to gain business skills in a global environment.
  • Student Engagement: Get involved and explore the many ways of internationalizing your education at Penn State.

International Student Resources

The Smeal undergraduate and graduate student populations represent more than 60 countries. If you are an international student, we encourage you to learn more about paths to academic success, life in State College, and discover useful resources available through the college and Penn State.

Contact Us

We invite you to explore the many education abroad possibilities available to you. Meet with a member of the International Programs team to learn more.