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Race and Ethnicity

Racial and ethnic perceptions and experiences vary by culture and country. For some students, it may be the first time you experience being in the minority or underrepresented racial or ethnic group. Others may experience the opposite and become part of the majority group for the first time. Just like life in the United States, students may encounter some discrimination during their experiences abroad.

Penn State is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network, a community that connects current students, recent graduates, and professionals to reach a common goal. The Diversity Abroad Abroad360° Virtual Advising & Student Success Platform is a free resource for Penn State students to support your engagement in global education programs with a special focus on those from diverse and traditionally marginalized populations.



The mission of Global Engineering Engagement is to create an environment that embraces the values of international education, where access to global exposure and opportunities to develop cross-cultural competence is pervasive. We believe that it is within our reach to ensure that all engineering students can become internationally engaged.

Global Engineering Engagement

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802