Penn State School of International Affairs

Celebrating the Class of 2024

Read about our most recent SIA graduates and envision your future self, ready to take the next step in your global career.

SIA students at the annual DC career trip

Flexibility at its finest.

Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA) gives you the power and flexibility to customize your program options. This will allow you to focus on what's most important to you and your career.

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SIA student Jordan Grandy spoke as part of the Indonesian delegation at the USAWC simulation.

Learn by doing

Engage in role-playing simulations, briefings, negotiations, mock trials, drafting project proposals, and more.   

At SIA you will gain expertise in contemporary global issues while learning the fundamentals of international relations that will shape the world for decades to come.

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Grow your network

Internationally recognized scholars and seasoned former officials comprise our faculty of engaging and passionate educators.

Their connections become your connections.

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Marwane Zouaidi

“SIA's multidisciplinary approach to teaching international affairs allowed me to take classes across campus with different departments. Not only did this give me the opportunity to cultivate relationships and network with non-SIA professors but also helped me develop complementary skillsets have translated into professional competencies in multiple fields.”

Marwane Zouaidi, Class of 2017, World Bank Consultant

SIA At a Glance

Class of 2025




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