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Welcome to Penn State Brandywine Global Programs, delivering distance education courses with short-term travel to destinations worldwide since 1995. Our courses are available to students at any Penn State University location. Each course in each program includes pre-travel and post-travel coursework to be completed on an independent study basis, working with the instructor through distance education technologies, on one’s own schedule and at one’s own pace. Travel components of the courses are 6-9 days in length, taking place during breaks in the University’s academic calendar. We aim to bring international academic and immersion experiences within the financial reach of as many Penn State students as possible. Accordingly, travel arrangements through Celestial Voyagers tour agency are designed to be very affordable, and scholarship opportunities are available, including the Brandywine Global Programs Award.



Upcoming Trips (details TBA)

Fall 2014 - London

Postcard of London's St. Paul's Cathedral

Spring 2015 - Greece

Postcard of ruins in Greece

Previous Trips

Spring 2014 - Italy

Postcard of Colosseum in Rome, Italy links to info on the past trip

(click on the Italy postcard above to view more details from the spring trip)


Barcelona Photo Album

View images taken by Penn State students that traveled to Barcelona during Thanksgiving break to study and explore as part of the campus' short-term distance education program.

Student on beach with skyline in background

"I would really recommend study abroad to other World Campus students, because it allows you to meet and connect to other Penn State students and explore a whole new country at the same time."  Read more about his experience >>

Luis Cruz walking across a bridge in Ireland

Luis Cruz
Ireland, Spring 2013


"What I thought was a minor addition to my resume became a great talking point in most of my interviews and helped land me the job. Employers are looking for a standout candidate in a tight job market.  Representing Penn State abroad helped me demonstrate initiative, a desire to learn, and provided the international exposure firms are looking for in a new hire."

headshot of Bob Bagonis

Bob Bagonis
London, Fall 2009

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