Penn State, a world-renowned public research university, invites international students to spend an unforgettable summer in an institution that is ranked in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide. As a visiting international student on the University Park campus, you will be at a university that balances academic rigor with a student experience rich in opportunities. You will also be in “Happy Valley” (the town’s actual name is State College), ranked No. 1 as the lowest stress city in the United States by Psychology Today, rated by Almanac as the seventh safest city in the United States, and by Money Magazine as the fifth best place to live among northeast small cities. The American Institute for Economic Research has also ranked State College as one of the top five college towns in America as part of its College Destinations Index. Students from countries all over the world attend our University.