Penn State’s modern and cosmopolitan community of students, faculty, scholars, and researchers share the common goals of enhancing international understanding, knowledge, and discourse as well as serving the public interest.
With satellite internship programs in New York and Washington, D.C., the SIA offers students an automatic network of career possibilities. Centrally located with quick access to major metro areas, the campus is within driving distance of Washington, D.C. (3.5 hrs., 350 km), New York City (4 hrs., 380 km), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 310 km), and Toronto (5.5 hrs., 478 km).
Our program is greatly enriched by the contribution and perspectives of our diverse student body. The newest cohort includes students from twenty-one different countries: China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.
Penn State’s University Park campus is home to more than 46,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including more than 9,000 international students from over 120 different countries. The University Park campus is located in State College, Pa., a vibrant college town surrounded by natural beauty. Offering students and residents many of the amenities of a larger urban environment in a clean, safe, and welcoming setting State College is often recognized as one of the country’s safest and most livable communities. Other Penn State and State College recognitions include:
- Listed as no. 10 among U.S. institutions for international student enrollment
- Ranked no. 78 among all universities worldwide
- Named the 8th-best college town in the United States
- Rated as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States
The map below reflects the countries from where our students have come.