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.

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