Education Abroad

Director: Jen Hamlow

206 East Hall, 503-725-5309

PSU supports the long-standing value that studying other cultures and places is an essential component of modern education. As a result of our commitment to internationalization, the Office of International Affairs sponsors a wide variety of education abroad programs for PSU students year-round. The University administers some of these programs directly, while others are conducted in cooperation with educational associations such as IE3 Global, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), IFSA-Butler, and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC).

Advisors in the Office of International Affairs provide guidance and assistance for students who seek to enrich their university education through education abroad. PSU offers over 200 programs in more than 80 countries. Because these programs offer residence credit and home campus registration, participating students who are eligible for financial aid at PSU may apply it, in most cases, to these study programs.

PSU has a long-standing tradition of working with faculty to develop a variety of short-term overseas experiences for students. The length of these programs ranges from ten days to six weeks, and they are offered throughout the academic year. PSU faculty members have taken students to countries all over the world, including China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, India, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Suriname, and Vietnam. These programs vary from year to year, so please contact the Office of International Affairs for more information.

We are currently working on a Curriculum Integration initiative to add education abroad within each academic major. The goal is to help all students see how they can earn credit in their major for studying abroad as an important part of their PSU educational experience.

Education Abroad opportunities are subject to change throughout the year. For the most current listing of programs available, please visit our website at, or come to our office in East Hall, room 101.