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Office of Global Programs, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Education & Engagement

Office of Global Programs, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Education & Engagement

The mission of the Office of Global Education & Engagement is to support the development of cross-cultural awareness, an appreciation of other cultures, the development of intercultural competencies and responsible global citizenry by providing diverse global opportunities for the Penn State Abington community.

Opportunities for information and access to global engagement programs are available to students through semester long programs of study abroad, short-term outgoing faculty led programs with an international travel component (formerly known as embedded programs of study), incoming faculty-led programs from abroad,  international internships, leadership positions as Global Ambassadors or Global Buddies and other opportunities to work and/or teach abroad upon graduation.

Steve McMillan and students in Malta

"Sharing Fulbright With My Students"

Steve McMillan, Associate Professor of Management at Penn State Abington

"In 2014-2015, I received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to travel to Malta, a three-island archipelago in the south Mediterranean Sea. While in Malta, I taught two classes in human resources management, one on the Malta island and one on the sister island of Gozo. However, more recently, my Fulbright experience has yielded very different results." Read more.

Faculty resources include assistance & support in the development of faculty led programs of study, access to resources available through the Global Awareness Dialogue Project, Fulbright Workshops as well as information regarding established agreements with universities around the world including agreements that are exclusive to Penn State Abington.

The office collaborates with campus partners involved with both international and diversity initiatives to support the growth & expansion of our commitment to global education.

U.S. Presidential Executive Orders Concerning the International Community

The University Office of Global Programs has created an information page which outlines the most information from President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration that  has the potential for significant impact on a segment of our international student/scholar and faculty population.

University issues statement following revised executive order, March 7

This page will be updated with any new information regarding the order and offers a UPGlobal contact who can respond to questions from/for our current international students and scholars.