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International Study, Teaching Opportunities to be Discussed at Upcoming Information Session

Penn State students interested in international study abroad experiences are invited to an information session at 7 p.m. on October 15 in 102 Chambers Building.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students have numerous opportunities to study and explore around the world. The College of Education recognizes the value of international experiences and offers many study-abroad and student-teaching abroad opportunities for students. An information session about these opportunities will be held at 7 p.m. on October 15 in 102 Chambers Building.

Leila Bradaschia
Leila Bradaschia
Leila Bradaschia, director of the Office of International Programs in the College, said that the meeting would provide the opportunity for College of Education students to learn about study-abroad and student-teaching-abroad opportunities that are just for them.

“There will be two new faculty-led study-abroad programs to Croatia and Ireland in summer 2015,” said Bradaschia. “In addition to the already existing 16 country choices for student teaching abroad, we have a new placement site: Greece.  We also have exciting programs in Taiwan and Brazil.”

Student works in a school in India
A student working in a school in India is just one example of the international experiences available through the College of Education.
Bradaschia said that at the meeting, she and other faculty members will share about the programs that students can choose from as well as funding possibilities. “There are a number of scholarship opportunities available to students,” said Bradaschia.

Students should consider study-abroad experiences because they will develop skills and have experiences that a classroom setting in the U.S. cannot provide, said Bradaschia.

“Students will not only learn more about the world, other ways of life, new cultures and new people, but they will also learn so much more about themselves. Having a study-abroad or student-teaching-abroad experience can also make you a stronger job candidate.”

Students interested in attending the meeting do not need to RSVP. Attendees to the meeting can also enjoy free pizza. For more information, contact Bradaschia at .

--by (September 2014)