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Penn State Shenango students and graduates are living in an increasingly global society. To be competitive in the job market upon graduation, it is important to participate in International Education opportunities throughout your college experience. At Penn State Shenango, students can share in a variety of experiences to help them become valuable, well-rounded citizens of the world.

International Education programs at Penn State Shenango are purposely designed to be inclusive for all students, including adult learners and traditional students. Activities occur on and off campus, from one hour seminars to trips abroad. For example, among the many opportunities offered are workshops such as Changing the World 101 and short-term Study Abroad experiences over spring break in which students receive academic credit for their participation.

Penn State Shenango students have visited a variety of destinations including most recently Peru in 2011 and Costa Rica in 2012. During these week-long excursions, students are immersed in a new culture, take lessons in the native language, and complete service in local communities. Of course, these experiences would not be complete without some sightseeing. Students participate in once in a lifetime opportunities such as visiting Machu Picchu and kayaking in the Sea Canals of Tortuguero National Park.

Other International Education opportunities abound within the Penn State system. As a Shenango student, you will be able to participate in summer, semester, or year-long study abroad opportunities through the University's Office of Global Programs. Scholarships and funding options are available for Commonwealth Campus students.

For more information about International Programs at Penn State, contact the Student Affairs office at (724) 983-2836 or email Jammie Clark at jlt31@psu.edu.

Students posing in front of the Peruvian mountain ranges

*Students in Peru for Alternative Spring Break trip in 2011