SIA students during the Army War College simulation

Why Penn State SIA

Don't just see the world — change it.

The Penn State School of International Affairs is your best choice for pursuing a career in international affairs, including foreign service, nonprofit organizations, teaching, and research.


U.S. Institution for International Student Enrollment


Ranking Among All Universities Worldwide


Best College Town in the United States

Top 100

Places to Live in the United States


Students at University Park


International Students at University Park

The School of International Affairs is a small community within a large, well-resourced campus.

Becoming a part of Penn State University gives you access to:

  • A wide choice of elective courses from top-ranked programs in engineering, business, science, agriculture, and education, among others
  • Fourteen Penn State graduate school disciplines ranking among the top 10 in the nation
  • The Big Ten library system
  • Global corporate recruiters
  • Thousands of clubs and organizations with broad opportunities to get involved on campus
  • Built-in networking opportunities thanks to the largest alumni association in the world

Join us, and be fully prepared to solve complex international, economic, political, and scientific issues while considering the cultural, historical, and legal factors that shape them.

Old Main

University Park Virtual Tour

Use this self-guided virtual tour to explore Penn State's University Park campus. Student tour guides will show you iconic Penn State landmarks, classrooms, athletic facilities, and much more.

Launch the University Park Virtual Tour
Katz Building at night

Lewis Katz Building Virtual Tour

The Lewis Katz Building opened for classes in 2008 and is the home of the School of International Affairs. The building features state-of-the-art classrooms, study rooms, the H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Library, and the Apfelbaum Courtroom.

Launch the Lewis Katz Building Virtual Tour