Admitted Student Days

SIA Virtual Open House

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Penn State University has moved to remote learning for all classes through the spring 2020 semester and is cancelling on- and off-campus events during that time. As a result, our scheduled Open House will not take place as planned but will be reformatted into online events.

All information about Virtual Open House events—dates, times, links, resources—is posted below.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@sia.psu.edu.

 


Schedule of Events

Monday, April 6:

9:00–9:45 a.m. | Welcome Address from SIA Director Scott Gartner

9:45–10:15 a.m. | Admissions Q&A with Admissions Director Christie Persio and Enrollment Services Specialist Matthew Detrick

10:15–11:00 a.m. | SIA Career Services Overview with Grant Littke, Director, SIA Career Services

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Faculty Presentation with Ambassador Joseph DeThomas, former U.S. ambassador to Estonia and expert on weapons of mass destruction

12:00–1:00 p.m. | Student/Academic Affairs & Education Abroad Overview with Claudia Prieto, Director, Academic Advising and Student Affairs

Wednesday, April 8:

9:00–10:00 a.m. | SIA Town Hall with
Dean Hari Osofsky and Director Scott Gartner

10:00–11:00 a.m. | Faculty Chat with Dr. Elizabeth Ransom, expert on food, gender, and development in Africa

1:00–3:00 p.m. | 30-minute Group Sessions with Grant Littke, Director, SIA Career Services

Thursday, April 9:

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Faculty Chat with Dr. Scott Gartner, expert on national security, terrorism, and mediation/conflict management

1:00–3:00 p.m. | 30-minute Group Sessions with Claudia Prieto, Director, Academic Advising and Student Affairs

Friday, April 10:

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion with Current Students

1:00–2:00 p.m. | Faculty Chat with Ambassador Joseph DeThomas, former U.S. ambassador to Estonia and expert on weapons of mass destruction

Monday, April 13:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 30-minute Group Sessions with Claudia Prieto, Director, Academic Advising and Student Affairs

3:00–4:00 p.m. | Faculty Chat with Ambassador Dennis Jett, former U.S. ambassador to Peru and Mozambique and expert on peacekeeping and diplomacy

Tuesday, April 14:

10:00–11:00 a.m. | Faculty Chat with Dr. Wei Peng, expert on the intersection of energy and environmental systems with a focus on China
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1:00–3:00 p.m. | 30-minute Group Sessions with Grant Littke, Director, SIA Career Services
Register for 1:00-1:30
Register for 1:30-2:00
Register for 2:00-2:30
Register for 2:30-3:00


 

Resources

Virtual Tours

Virtual tour of Lewis Katz Building

Virtual tour of University Park campus

 

Event Recordings

Event recordings will be available here within a few days after each event.

 

Learn More About SIA Faculty

 

SIA Core Staff

Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, Dean of the Penn State School of International Affairs and Penn State Law

Dr. Scott Gartner, Director of the Penn State School of International Affairs

Claudia Prieto, Director of Academic Advising and Student Affairs

Grant Littke, Director of Career Services

Christie Persio, Director of Admissions

Matthew Detrick, Enrollment Services Specialist (email: myd5204@psu.edu)

Kierra Drapcho, Director of Administration (email: klv5098@psu.edu)

Bethany Illig, Operations and Events Assistant (email: buh196@psu.edu)