Education Abroad for Penn State College Students

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With CIEE Study Abroad, the world is your classroom.

From learning the Economics of the European Union in Prague to African Languages and Literature in Cape Town or even directly enrolling at Yonsei University in Seoul, you’ll find fascinating ways to add international experience to your spring coursework and best of all – your resume!

Explore this page to discover our study abroad programs for Penn State students, internships, volunteer possibilities, research projects and our signature Open Campus Block Programs.

The world opens from your fingertips – what are you still reading this for? YOU GOTTA GO!

Save BIG on 2024 Study Abroad

When you study with CIEE this year, you can expect to save BIG with guaranteed discounts designed exclusively for Penn State students like YOU, including:

  • $2,500 off any approved traditional semester program
  • $2,500 off any approved three-block Open Campus Block program (18 weeks)
  • $1,250 off any approved two-block Open Campus Block program (12 weeks)
  • $500 off any approved one-block Open Campus Block program (six weeks)
  • Bonus: $500 off any approved summer program
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Our programs stretch you beyond the classroom walls, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and gain the skills you need to succeed in your academic career and beyond.

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CIEE offers a range of full-time and part-time internships abroad as well as virtual internship opportunities for students. With internships spanning a wide range of fields including public policy, the arts, business administration and marketing the possibilities are endless. You will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in a field you love.

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Opportunities abound for those wanting to make a difference. Immerse yourself in the local culture and connect with locals in a completely different way. You’ll work closely with a partner NGO to get unparalleled first-hand experiences in the community and an impactful, deeper understanding of local issues including the environment, public health, education, and community projects.

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Research Projects

Many students opt to discover their own path and have authentic research experiences while abroad. Students have done projects like Economic Impact of Brexit and Citizen Journalism and Online Activism. Working alongside our talented international faculty, only an inability to dream big can hold you back.


Signature Program

CIEE’s Open Campus Block Programs are unique, flexible study abroad programs that give you control over the design of your study abroad experience including your courses, the length and even your destination! The Open Campus calendar is flexible and worked with all school calendars. Just simply choose to do a 6-week program (one block), 12 weeks (two blocks), or 18-week (three blocks).

Some students who opt for three blocks spend each at a different CIEE location. Choose from Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and the Yucatán.

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Area of Study

49 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Buenos Aires, then study in two other countries in one term.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Volunteering
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Santiago, then study in two other countries in one term.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Volunteering
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  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Whether you’re a rank beginner or have strong Chinese language skills, you’ll progress by leaps and bounds, moving ahead at least two levels with CIEE in Shanghai.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Explore traditions in the world’s most populated city

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Shanghai, China
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

China’s 5,000-year history is marked with contributions

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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CIEE’s Health, Safety and Security team analyzes the everyday risks at each location and works with local staff to provide clear guidelines and report incidents swiftly to protect all students and staff.

We understand each country and city present different risks and our collaborative relationship with the local government officials, first responders and U.S. embassies help us proactively address risks to students and quickly address security concerns.

Everyone’s tolerance for risk differs and it is important that you have a serious discussion with your family about what risks and uncertainties you undertake when you study abroad.


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Scholarships by Term

Did you know that 1 in 3 students receives a study abroad scholarship with CIEE? Complete one easy application to discover aid options available for each term based on your program type, academic merit, and financial need. To qualify, complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your application today!

Scholarships by Term

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Scholarships for fall and spring

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Scholarships for quarter school schedules.

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Scholarships for summer programs.

Application Tips

Application Tips

Study abroad requires planning and organization. First, you must have at least one semester of full-time enrollment at a college or university completed to apply for a CIEE Study Abroad program. Next, students interested in participating in a semester or summer education abroad program must submit an online application through Penn State Education Abroad by the appropriate deadline.

Finally, ALWAYS complete a scholarship application – one in three CIEE students received funding last year! Watch the videos below or contact us for help with your application.


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Connect With an Education Abroad Adviser

Education abroad advisers are your guide through the process of applying to and participating in an education abroad program. Each adviser manages a portfolio of programs and can help you through the whole experience, from program selection to returning from abroad and re-integrating back into life on campus. Our advisers are available to meet with all students, regardless of campus location.

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