Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I study abroad?

To develop your competitive edge in an increasingly global marketplace, to broaden you understanding and appreciation of other cultures and to enrich your academic experience with real world experiences.

Who is eligible?

Any student, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

Where in the world can I go?

You can go virtually anywhere at anytime. Penn State has hundreds of study abroad opportunities, including Australia, Britain, Mexico, Trinidad, Germany, Japan, and many more.

Do I have to speak another language?

No. Although language study is always recommended, there are many programs in which the language of instruction is English.

What majors can study abroad?

All majors, both undergraduate and graduate, can be part of an international program.

How long are the programs?

Program lengths vary. Summer, partial semester, semester, and yearlong opportunities are available.

How much does it cost?

Although the costs of different programs vary, there are many that are about Program equivalent to the cost of a course or a semester at Penn State. Also, your federal, state, and campus based financial aid can be applied to any of the approved programs.