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
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.
Global Community, Central Location
State College is a vibrant college town is surrounded by natural beauty with the amenities of an urban environment.
Flexible Degree Options
No matter your interests, you can build a degree that fits your academic and career goals.
Work with distinguished scholars at a major research university.
Gain expertise in contemporary global issues while learning the fundamentals of international relations.
You want to see the world. We can help you get there.
Graduates of APSIA schools dedicate their professional lives to changing the world.
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
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