Education Abroad for
Globalize Your Education
For TRIO students, studying abroad is an excellent way to get valuable experience, set your resume apart, and fulfill degree requirements. Review the resources here to first help explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then, connect with your Academic Advisor and your Education Abroad advisor to ensure you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel!
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
What Programs Work Well For TRIO Students?
The programs below not only offer a wide variety of courses, but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, major, minor, certificate, or elective credit.
- PSU Direct Enroll Japan: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Shudo University
- PSU Exchange South Korea: Asan, Soonchunhyang University
- PSU Exchange South Korea: Ulsan, University of Ulsan
- USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies
- ALBA Spain Study Abroad in Barcelona
- CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Berlin
- CIEE Open Campus Block Program in London
- CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Madrid
- CIEE Open Campus Block Program in Paris
- DIS Denmark: Study Abroad in Copenhagen
- PSU Faculty-Led Austria: Creative Writing in Vienna
- USAC England: Brighton - Undergraduate Courses
- USAC Spain: Spanish Language, Culture, and STEM in Valencia
- USAC Spain: International Business, Spanish and Cultural Studies in Bilbao
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.