Enhancing Global Engagement

Penn State is a global institution that requires ongoing integration of varied perspectives across the University community and in all components of its mission. An enhanced focus on global engagement is central to our mission in the 21st century, reinforcing our mission to offer students opportunities to become global citizens and providing a vehicle for Penn State’s impact to be extended around the world.

Continuing to build a “Global Penn State” will include enhancing global competencies by sending students, faculty, and staff abroad; internationalizing the University by bringing non-U.S.-born students and scholars to our campuses; and establishing a global network of partnerships that enables the University to pursue its mission worldwide. The Global Engagement Network—with its pillars of global citizenship for students, faculty, and staff and global leadership in scholarship and international engagement—provides a strategic focal point and support infrastructure for many global activities. In addition, Penn State’s World Campus will continue to attract place-bound learners from around the globe, ensuring the University has a global footprint.