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Status of Education Abroad Programs Spring Semester 

All Spring 2021 education abroad programs are cancelled.  We continue planning for summer 2021 with cautious optimism. To see a list of cancelled summer 2021 study abroad courses click here 

Education Abroad Program Applications Cycles

The summer 2021 study abroad application opens on November 1.  

  • Internships only deadline is January 20
  • Regular deadline is February 15
  • Decision notifications for internships is January 29 and February 25 for regular deadline
  • Scholarship notification is March 2
  • Commitment deadline is March 7

The fall 2021 study abroad application opens on November 1.

  • Deadline is April 1 
  • Decision notification is April 13
  • Scholarship notification is April 16
  • Commitment deadline is April 21

Whether you want to discover a part of the world that is unfamiliar to you, hone your language skills, prepare for a global career, or learn about a particular culture, you can find a Study Abroad program that ties together your passion for travel and your academic interests.

With more than a dozen faculty-led Study Abroad programs to choose from, Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development provides a wide range of opportunities for students who want to get out and explore a new part tof the world while continuing their studies.

Whether you major in Biobehavioral Health; Health Policy and Administration; Human Development and Family Studies; Kinesiology; Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management; or Hospitality Management; you may elect to study abroad in South Africa, Costa Rica, England, Italy, China, Fiji, Australia, Japan, France, Chile, or Spain, to name just a few of your options.  

For a full list of Penn State-approved Study Abroad programs, including semester- or year-long programs, please visit Penn State's Office of Global Programs program search page.

The Center for Global Studies (CGS)

The CGS's core mission is to create a cross-disciplinary center for the creative, impactful, and innovative study of the many complex facets of a globalized world. The center's awards are intended to encourage Penn State faculty and students to engage in cross-disciplinary outreach, research and teaching that will allow for engaged and sustained dialogues on studies of vital importance to understanding key global issues facing all regions across the world. Additional information on CGS funding opportunities can be found at ​http://cgs.la.psu.edu/funding​.