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On-Campus Opportunities

STS 115, Pre-departure Intercultural Learning

Pre-departure Intercultural Learning prepares students for the College of Engineering’s globally engaged programs. The course introduces students to global competencies, reflective practice, and foreign language for non-English speaking destinations. The goal of the course is to enhance students’ confidence in their ability to successfully navigate diverse cultures and places.

Foreign Language Study

Foreign language study can improve analytical skills, make you more marketable in the global economy, expand your world view, and more. Learn More »

Penn State Summer Intensive Language Institute

The Language Institute at Penn State offers summer language programs designed for those seeking to develop proficiency in a foreign language, including English as a Second Language. These programs consist of sequences of formal language courses offered for full academic credit. Learn More »

Getting Involved Globally On Campus

The Center for Global Programs provides a comprehensive list of ways to expand your global engagement at Penn State. Learn More »

Concurrent Majors in Engineering and Language or International Studies

The College of the Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering offer concurrent degree programs that combine a B.S. in a world language or Global and International Studies (GLOBE) with a B.S. in a College of Engineering major.

For more information on the Global and International Studies (GLOBE) major, click here:

For a list of the courses required to meet the degree requirements for each of the language majors in the Concurrent Majors Program, click on the options below:



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