A Penn State industrial engineering student and her colleagues during her study abroad experience.

Study Abroad

Industrial engineers can be found around the world. No matter where our students end up, or what international clients and partners they may work with during their careers, the education we provide in the industrial engineering program at Penn State provides them with the tools they need to become globally minded engineering leaders.

A study abroad experience is a tremendous opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in a new culture, adapt to new styles of communication, interact with international peers, and gain a worldwide perspective on some of the challenges that exist in industry, all while earning credit toward their degrees.

We have built partnerships with a number of international schools to offer study abroad experiences to our industrial engineering students, including:

IE students are not limited to these schools. For a complete listing of possible study abroad opportunities for Penn State students, visit global.psu.edu.

For more information on IE study abroad opportunities, contact Giancarlo Labruna, IME academic adviser, at gkl5192@psu.edu.

kelly gagnon

“My semester at the University of Cape Town was the most amazing experience of my life. I immersed myself in another culture entirely and learned about real problems other countries around the world are facing today. I have been inspired as an engineer to tackle these issues and bring my inspiration back home to shape the rest of my education.” - Kelly Gagnon, IE alumna

ellen fagan

"Studying abroad was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. My semester abroad in Valparaiso, Chile, allowed me to visit some of the most beautiful sites in the world, live with a host family who truly cared about me, and gain a global perspective that will be invaluable in my career." - Ellen Fagan, IE alumna



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