Enhancing Global Engagement

Penn State is a global institution that integrates varied perspectives across all components of its mission. An enhanced focus on global engagement leverages our resources with those of other leading institutions around the world to create new knowledge and address significant global challenges, prepare our students to live in a global society, and improve the lives of our community at scales from the local to the global.

Continuing to build a Global Penn State will include enhancing global competencies through real and virtual opportunities for student, faculty, and staff engagement with the international community; 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, significantly increasing the University’s global footprint.