2015 International Education Week

November 3rd, 2015 by C. Jane Bjerklie-Barry

IEW CalenderThis year’s celebration of International Education Week includes a wide array of  offerings.  From collegial discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis as well as water issues around the world to coffee sampling from across the global to international fashion, there is something for everyone!  Check out the PSU Facebook page dedicated to International Education Week!

Sorrento Spring 2016 Info Session

October 8th, 2015 by Thomas


Study Away Fair – October 7

October 7th, 2015 by Jessica

Study Abroad Fair

China Culture Night!

October 5th, 2015 by Thomas

Come join us at China Culture Night!

Partnered with PAW, the Global Engagement Office will be hosting an event that features a presentation by our very own Jessie Jiaxin Yu on her hometown of Chengdou, China. There will be a sampling of amazing traditional Chinese dishes prepared by the amazing catering crew at Sodexo! Food will be first come, first served! Come join us to learn and enjoy some delicious food!



American Football 101

September 19th, 2015 by Thomas

The Global Engagement Office is hosting a Football 101 information session on Saturday, September 19th! Don’t miss out on this event that will teach you all about American football and give you the opportunity to go to the PSU vs. Western Connecticut game at 1 PM. This will take place at the PSU Welcome Center and Ice Arena, where we will all meet upstairs in the lobby and 11 AM.

Come join us, it will be tons of fun and there will be a pizza lunch! Please let us know if you will be joining, we hope to see you all there!


Join the FB Event!

Fall 2015 International Student Orientation August 26-30

August 26th, 2015 by C. Jane Bjerklie-Barry



Plymouth State Boston-Logan AIRPORT PICK-UP (pre-reservation required!)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 @12:00PM
Terminal E Arrivals — In front of Dunkin’ Donuts
We are excited to welcome you to Plymouth State! Brianna and Ronja, two of our Global Orientation Leaders, will meet you in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts — they will be wearing PSU shirts and carrying a Plymouth State University sign.  For your information, Brinna’s contact number is 203-522-6699 and Ronja’s contact number is 603-306-9282. They will check-in your arrival and lead you to our shuttle vans promptly at 12:00pm. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early (11:45am) to the Dunkin’ Donuts!
Arriving to the Airport from Boston
Many of you will be staying in Boston and coming to the airport for the pick-up. Please plan your transportation accordingly and arrive to Terminal E Arrivals with time to spare: http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/logan/
Arriving from another Terminal
Please be aware that if you arriving from a domestic flight from another US city you will have to collect your bags plan to make your way to Terminal E, International Arrivals.
Emergency Back-Up Plans:
Backup Plan 1: 4:30pm Pick-Up
Flight delays or other travel situations may prevent you from making the 12:00pm airport pick-up. At 4:30pm on August 26, there will be a Global PSU staff member (Sandy McGarr, contact number: 603-960-4181 and Jess Morel, contact number: 603-412-2494) making a different airport pick-up from the same location (Terminal E Arrivals, Dunkin’ Donuts). If you miss the 12:00pm pick-up, you may wait for Sandy and Jess at 4:30pm. We will know who you are because there will be a check-in sheet for the the 12:00pm pick-up with Brianna and Ronja. If you missed the 12:00pm and you didn’t check-in, then Sandy and Jess will wait for you. If there is room in the van, you will ride with them.
Backup Plan 2: Concord Coach bus to Plymouth, NH
If there is no room to ride with Sandy and Jess, they will instruct you on how to take the Concord Coach bus (http://www.concordcoachlines.com/) which departs the airport at 5:40pm for Plymouth, New Hampshire and will arrive in Plymouth, NH at 8:30pm. The cost of a one way ticket is $30. Just board the bus and tell the driver you are going to Plymouth, New Hampshire. You will pay for the ticket when the bus arrives in South Station (the first stop after the airport). To get to the Concord Coach bus, exit the airport building toward ‘Ground Transportation’ and the bus will pick you up by the curb.  The bus says Concord Coach on the side.  Make sure that you ask the driver to make sure the bus is going to Plymouth, New Hampshire.  Bus transportation is recommended, as a taxi ride will be hundreds of dollars (Plymouth State is approximately a 2 hour drive from Boston).
We wish you all safe travels and the best of luck in your final preparations for your next great adventure at Plymouth State University! If you have any questions at any time or your travel plans change, please contact us as soon as possible at Thomas Janis at tnjanis@plymouth.edu or Jane Barry at jane.barry@plymouth.edu
Bon voyage!  See you soon!


Orientation Program Hallmarks:
–Boston airport pickup (please see airport pick-up tab)
–tour of campus and immediate community/Town of Plymouth
–academic program and academic advising information
–session on personal safety and health, as well as local/state/federal laws and legal system with local law enforcement officials
–immigration information
–cross-cultural information sessions
–banking and shopping trips
–excursions to local attractions
–social activities with Residential Life and Student Activities Departments

The first day of class is Monday, August 31th at 5:00pm for undergraduates, and Tuesday, September 1st for graduate students!

PSU International Exchange promotion

February 24th, 2015 by Jessica

Information Session on Exchange: Thursday, Oct 8 @5:00pm in HUB109
Visit the Global Engagement Office at PROSPECT DINING HALL

Every Wednesday through Thanksgiving!

Come talk to a member of our staff to find out more about exchange partners we have around the globe!

Explore spending a semester abroad in one of the following countries at our int’l exchange partnership schools:





Hong Kong







or at one of 200 member campuses as part of the DOMESTIC program with the National Student Exchange!