Global Experiences

The full college experience calls for exploration. It’s a time for turning over rocks. Meeting fresh faces. And discovering new things. At Penn College, you’ll find endless opportunities to prepare for your future and thrive outside the classroom.

Contact

  • International Programs Office
  • Student & Administrative Services Center, Rm. 1047
Student Experience

The world via Williamsport

Dive into adventure with a global experience course, clinical rotation abroad, or international internship. Or go all-in with a semester exchange. The world is waiting. How will you broaden your horizons? 

Why study abroad?

  • Experience another culture first hand.
  • Gain marketable skills.
  • Nurture a global outlook - develop new perspectives.
  • Enhance your educational experience.
  • Become an independent thinker - develop a deeper intellectual maturity.
  • Foster personal growth and build self-confidence.
  • Build life skills such as decision making and budgeting.
  • Travel!

Semester Exchange Programs

Austria

FH Vorarlberg

Spend a semester in the Alps studying international business while learning German at Fachhochschule Vorarlberg in Dornbirn. Situated at the base of the Alps, Dornbirn is Vorarlberg’s largest town and the economic center of the state. It's a hub for outdoor activities with world-class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. (Program is not major-specific but includes some business prerequisites.)

Scotland

Abertay University

If you’re studying business, management, or IT, Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland is the place to be. Abertay is a world-leader in computer arts and computer games technology and it’s located in the sunniest city in Scotland. Plus, you’ll enjoy all of the benefits of living in the fourth-largest city in Scotland with close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, and locations in England and Wales. (Program is not major-specific but includes some business prerequisites. Networking and information security is program specific.)

Global Experience Courses

Various Locations

Adventure Anthropology

Explore the intersection between indigenous cultures and modern society in locations throughout the world.

Global Cities

Architecture & Urban Planning

Travel to global cities where you’ll study art movements and their connection and influence on urban development. Examine urbanism through the lens of art, architecture, and sustainability. And take an interpretative look at the artistic and architectural patterns of settlement and urbanization that defines cities.

Dominican Republic

Dental Hygiene

This eight-day elective course is an excellent way to seize an opportunity for travel and earn credits at the same time. As part of this course, you’ll teach general dental hygiene and participate in clinical training in Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. (Restricted to students in the bachelor’s degree completion major in Dental Hygiene.)

Italy

Explore Classical Antiquity 

Take a trip back in time. Visit ancient Rome where you'll explore the Roman Ruins, Colosseum, Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, and more while learning about the art and history of Classical Antiquity. (Program is not major-specific and is coordinated through the Graphic Design & Art Department.)

Italy

Global Food & Hospitality: Cuisine, Culture & Perspectives

In this 16-day experience, you'll explore cuisine and culture in various cities and regions in Italy renowned for cuisine, wine, and agritourism.

Belarus

Nursing

Earn credits while studying nursing practice and education in Belarus. Work alongside fellow nursing students and other medical staff while exploring the cities of Minsk and Gomel. (Students must be in the Nursing program.)

Guatemala

Nursing

One of the best things about being a nurse is helping others. This global experience course allows you to put your medical experience to good use by lending a hand at the Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation in Guatemala. Throughout this eight-day trip, you’ll work alongside doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in a medical clinic setting in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala.(Students must be in the Nursing program.)

Europe & the U.K.

Sustainable Building & Design

Discover celebrated art, historic architecture, and modern sustainable building practices in Europe. Explore integrated design and community planning. And assess monumental building styles and art across the spectrum of European culture. The experience includes travel to changing European locations with guided tours and lectures at buildings and museums. (Program is not major-specific and coordinated through the Architectural Technology Department.)

France & Italy

Transportation Technology

Get a first-hand look at the latest collision repair processes and techniques at a number of hotspots in France and Italy. Tour the Cité de l'Automobile museum in Mulhouse, France. Check out Alfa Romeo in Milan, Italy. And see how the professionals get the job done at Lamborghini Motor Company, Ferrari Motor Company, and Maserati. 

Student Experience

Physician Assistant Clinical Rotations

Physician assistant students traveled to the coastal city of Trujillo, Peru, where they were immersed in medical Spanish and completed clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Internship

Culinary & Hospitality International Internships

Your path to adventure can take you virtually anywhere around the world. In the past, our students have prepared food on the French Rivera, in Barcelona, Spain, and in the United Kingdom. Where will you prepare your next culinary masterpiece?

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Giving

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Student Experience

A world of opportunity awaits

Dental Study Abroad
Dental Hygiene

Dominican Republic

Nursing & Health Sciences

Study Abroad Nursing Students
Nursing

Guatamala

Nursing & Health Sciences

Study abroad in Italy
Sustainable Building & Design

Europe & the U.K.

Construction & Design Technologies

Study abroad in Italy
Transportation Technology

Italy & France

Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Study Abroad
Adventure Anthropology

Various Locations

Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

Student Experience

“My trip was to the Dominican Republic for a dental hygiene mission trip. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever experienced. We were able to provide dental cleaning to many children to help save their smiles. It was a forever memorable experience and was very eye opening.”
Jenna Tippy

“Our trip was to explore another part of the world and their architecture. We moved through Italy to some of the most famous cities and their architectural achievements. Each city had something different to offer in an architectural way. Just being around buildings that have been around for years and the advancements of technology to build them is just spectacular.”
David Suchoza

Jenna Tippy, Dental Hygiene & David Suchoza, Building Science & Sustainable Design: Architectural Technology Concentration

As noted, some study abroad programs are available only to students in specific majors. Fees, including tuition, housing, and travel-related costs, vary by program. Current students can find these details, as well as application information, on the International Programs portal site.