Magazine article Foreign Policy

Penn State School of International Affairs

Magazine article Foreign Policy

Penn State School of International Affairs

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At the Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA), students have access to the resources of one of the world's largest and most prestigious research universities while enjoying an intimate, personalized program that offers a unique Master of International Affairs degree.

Students build a degree that works for them by choosing from among nine optional concentrations in everything from development policy to international cybersecurity--or by customizing their own concentration. At SIA, students have access to electives from any of Penn State's distinguished graduate disciplines, allowing them to earn a degree tailored to fit their unique interests and goals. SIA classes are hands-on and emphasize experiential learning approaches ideally suited to preparation for global careers.

As "your passport to a global career," an impressive 96 percent of SIA graduates are employed within one year of graduation in governments, NGOs and private industry around the world. The school's dedicated Career Services Office works closely with students to help strengthen their resumes, identify internships and career paths, and more. Students may participate in the office's alumni career panels, networking events, and Career Exposure Trips to visit employers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

On Penn State's University Park campus in beautiful "Happy Valley," students enjoy the academic and extracurricular resources of one of the world's top 50 universities, study alongside a truly international student body with colleagues from across the globe, and have extensive access to SIA's elite faculty, which includes two former U. …

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