International Students

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Welcome to the College of the Liberal Arts!

The College of the Liberal Arts values our international students and all the diversity they bring to Penn State. We realize that it can be difficult to leave your home country and make Happy Valley your academic home. To help ease your transition, the College of the Liberal Arts has a variety of resources to help you succeed at Penn State. In the sections below you will find information on the offices, departments, and key topics that will help you navigate your academic, personal and professional journey. Two key resources include academic advising, your first stop for anything academic and the Career Enrichment Network, an office dedicated to career development.

Career Development Resources

Preparing for an Internship or Full Time Position

  • DISSA (Directorate of International Students and Scholars Advising) is the only office that can advise international students on employment eligibility. If you are seeking an internship or full time position it is necessary to check in with a DISSA Adviser regarding work permission.
  • Meet with someone at the Career Enrichment Network for a resume or cover letter review, the alumni mentor program or enrichment funding. The Career Enrichment Network is designed to prepare and connect you with career related opportunities.

Finding an Internship or Full Time Position


Additional Resources

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