Health and Safety

The well-being of our students abroad is our top priority. Learn about the resources available to support you while abroad and what you can do to prepare yourself to stay safe overseas.

Student Affairs

While you are studying abroad or here on a Penn State campus you have support services.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation, the University is committed to giving you the help and support you deserve. Services and support are available no matter where you are, abroad or in the U.S. No matter the circumstances, you are not to blame. Give yourself permission to do what you need to do to take care of yourself. You are entitled to receive the full range of resources and support services the University has to offer, including academic, employment, or housing accommodations; medical care; emotional support; and advocacy services.

If you want to talk to someone about your experience confidentially, visit our confidential support page.

International Health Insurance

All students, faculty, and staff who are traveling outside of the United States on university business, with university funds or with a university organization, are covered by Penn State’s international health insurance. This section provides an overview of the insurance coverage and where to access information. More information »

Title IX: Resources and Crisis Assistance

The Global Safety team can help you find local medical, counseling, or police assistance and help connect you to other university resources. More information »

Emergencies Abroad

If you experience an emergency while traveling internationally, immediately seek local assistance. You can contact Penn State and the University’s international insurance provider 24/7 for help. More information »

A full list of Global Support services can be found on the Global Programs website at



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