In today’s global context, it is becoming increasingly crucial for all students to develop intercultural competency and awareness of global issues in order to find success after graduation. Participating in study abroad exposes students to new ways of viewing the world, lifelong friendships and memories, and a competitive edge in the job market through the development of cross-cultural communication skills and adaptability.

The Education Abroad Office at PSU is committed to diversifying the population of students that participate in education abroad programs. We are happy to provide support, guidance, and resources for every PSU student- from before you start your application to returning to Portland State. With over 200 programs throughout the world, it’s likely we have a program that fits your academic, personal, familial, or monetary circumstances. Studying abroad is for everyone!

Please click on any of the sections listed below to find resources to help you plan an upcoming education abroad experience.  There you'll read about other PSU student experiences, find connections to on-campus resources, as well as links to other materials that will help you in your planning.

Still not sure studying abroad is right for you? Check out the Top 10 Myths About Studying Abroad!

Interested in hearing about other students’ experiences? Check out Diversity Issues in Study Abroad, a Brown University publication in which students report their own experiences.

Also, watch Breaking Barriers, a San Francisco State University production about non-traditional students' perspectives on going abroad.

Diversity and Identity