Penn State York proudly boasts its active participation in the Penn State International Studies Programs. We provide students with a variety of opportunities to study in foreign countries for varying periods of time—a week, a summer, a semester, or a full year. Our objective is to offer our students a broader education than can be obtained through classroom experiences.
As a Penn State York student, we encourage you to explore and take advantage of the programs offered through the University Office of Global Programs.
Students who have completed the first two years of college may explore the possibility of studying abroad for a semester. The cost to the student is typically the same as it would be if attending Penn State. The major additional cost is transportation to the country.
Opportunities are available for you to travel to and study in a foreign country for a week, a summer, a semester, or a full year. Visit the University Office of Global Programs to learn about the various programs.
Why take an academic trip? Academic trips enhance a student’s cultural perspective and provide the opportunity to earn credits while experiencing a foreign culture!
Not ready for a whole semester abroad yet? Testing the waters with an academic trip is a great way to get started. These excursions are open to students and faculty and normally encompass the duration of a week. Most academic trips are conveniently offered during the semester breaks.
International Student Advising
Penn State York welcomes international students on our campus. The Office of Global Programs is a resource for future, new and current international students. We offer immigration and regulatory advising for these students to help them maintain their F-1 student visa status. Our staff provides support and information to all our international students and plans co-curricular and educational events throughout the year. We are committed to making international students feel at home while they pursue their academic goals at Penn State York. Several year-round programs and services are available to help students with orientation, and academic, employment, social, and cultural issues.