Global Community, Central Location

State College is a vibrant college town surrounded by natural beauty with the amenities of an urban environment.

The School of International Affairs resides on the Penn State University Park campus in State College, Pa — often recognized as one of the country's safest communities. Centrally located with quick access to major metro areas, the campus is within driving distance of Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and Toronto.

Three dimensional map of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario, indicating the proximity of University Park to major metropolitan areas.

A top location for international and multicultural students

Penn State is consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation for international student enrollment, and our campus includes 90+ international and multicultural student organizations.

You can also find a wealth of multicultural programs and activities through the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and Multicultural Resource Center. The centers provide programs and services that support student success and celebrate the many cultures and perspectives that comprise our vibrant community at Penn State.

At SIA, our program is greatly enriched by the contribution and perspectives of our diverse students, faculty, and staff; the map below reflects the countries from which our students have come: