Category Archives: International Students

Summer at University Park: LEAP and iLEAP

Yaw Agawu-Kakraba is the director of Penn State’s Office for Summer Session. He oversees LEAP and iLEAP, two summer programs for new first-year students at University Park. He shared the following information with us about these unique opportunities: When my … Continue reading

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It’s the Holiday Season

If you are an international student, or even an American who has lived overseas your whole life, you may not be familiar with what is called the “holiday season.”  In my mind, the holiday season starts with Thanksgiving (the fourth … Continue reading

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International Education Week

International Education Week is November 12-16.  According to the U.S. Department of State’s website, it’s “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” Growing up, my mom told me stories about the time she spent studying … Continue reading

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International Students: Penn State Cost and Value

The Value of a Penn State Education Students starting at Penn State in 2012 come from 74 different countries.  The entire student body includes students from 131 countries. Our international student profile comprises an array of statistics and information about … Continue reading

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International Students and Penn State Campuses

I’m Lindsay, an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and proud alumnus of Penn State! About this time, many of you find yourself thinking, “It’s hard to believe I’m already applying for college!”  But what a sensational time in your life! You have … Continue reading

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International Students Studying in the U.S.

Are you an international student who is currently studying or who has previously studied in the United States?  Here are a few tips to help you with your application to Penn State. Did you know that Penn State might be … Continue reading

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Colombia and Mexico: Here comes Penn State!

Hola! My name is Margaret Badiali.  I’m an undergraduate admissions counselor for Penn State University and I work with prospective students both domestically and internationally.  Like Mary and JoAnn, I travel outside of the United States in order to meet … Continue reading

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Chat with Us!

Are you thinking of applying to Penn State?  Or, have you already applied and now want to learn more about academics, our campuses, or student life?  Whether you’ve submitted an application or just want to know more about Penn State, … Continue reading

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Where in Asia is Penn State?

Hi!  I’m Mary Adams and one of my favorite responsibilities in the Undergraduate Admissions Office is the recruitment and admission of students from outside of the United States.  I travel the globe talking to students, their families, and the guidance/advising … Continue reading

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Guide to International Applications

International Students: Here are a few tips to help you get started with your Penn State application today.  The application is available now for summer and fall 2013. To get started, you will need to create your MyPennState profile that … Continue reading

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