Smeal strongly encourages students to participate in global education opportunities. Study abroad and international internships are seen as options for enhancing a student's academic experience as well as providing ideal chances for personal and professional development.
Education abroad is above all an opportunity. Wise use of this experience will complement your Penn State education and broaden your perspective, providing a chance to satisfy your curiosity, interact in new ways, travel to different places, enrich your learning environment, cultivate understanding and tolerance, and expand your perspective and develop your global vision.
Globalization is an increasingly important aspect of any business major and participation in a global educational program can augment the understanding of world issues through direct experience of a foreign environment. Employment outlooks for the twenty-first century indicate that successful candidates in the job market will possess evidence of an international perspective and a demonstrated interdisciplinary approach to education. Studying in a foreign country provides such credentials.
The International Business minor is designed to be paired with a Smeal major program to provide students with an opportunity to focus on international business. It provides students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepare them for a business career that might include international responsibilities.
Students interested in interning abroad have a variety of opportunities to gain business skills in a global environment.
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