For ESP students, study abroad is one step toward realizing dreams
"Distance learning is the only way I would have been able to continue with my degree," said ESP student Kelli Volkomer. "There’s complete flexibility." Even for non-traditional students, Penn State World Campus programs help adult learners like Kelli achieve their career goals while gaining a global perspective. Learn more about ESP student study abroad experiences.
Penn State World Campus most recognized in U.S. News' online programs rankings
Penn State's online bachelor's degree programs have been recognized for the sixth year in a row by the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings for 2017. Learn more about Penn State's rankings in the recently released report.
Students gather around common cause at Energypath 2016
Penn State faculty and students convened at Energypath 2016, a week-long event and camp that strives to enlighten attendees on the complex economic, technical, political, and social barriers surrounding sustainable energy. This year’s event was held at University Park and gave students in the ESP and graduate-level renewable energy programs an opportunity to meet fellow online students and faculty while gaining relevant hands-on experience.
ESP student selected as marshall, jumpstarts career early
Tip Stama is graduating in August 2016 as student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His energy and sustainability policy degree, obtained online through Penn State World Campus, helped him get a full-time job with ClimeCo several months before graduation. Read Tip's success story.
EMS student among first in world to earn society's sustainability certification
Mike Reichart can now add a unique credential to his résumé after achieving professional sustainability certification through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). A project manager for his family's contracting business, Mike is scheduled to graduate from the ESP program in fall 2016. Read Mike Reichart's story.
Penn State receives 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement honor
Penn State, whose mission is rooted in public service and community engagement, was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its community engagement efforts in 2015. Many online students use engaged scholarship to extend classroom learnings and research into the field as a means of addressing key societal issues. Learn how ESP students and others have successfully supported these efforts.