The Center for Global Studies was founded in August 2010 after Penn State was awarded one of eleven highly competitive Title VI National Resource Center grants by the U.S. Department of Education.
In 2014, the CGS was awarded two new federal grants -- Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships -- totaling just over $2 million over four years from the U.S. Department of Education. The NRC award is one of only seven awards supporting centers with a focus on international studies. The FLAS award will directly support undergraduate and graduate students in achieving competency in select foreign languages and conducting research in related international and area studies.
Our goal is to create a truly cross-disciplinary center for the creative and innovative study of the many complex facets of globalization. We offer the university an impact-oriented vision for facilitating and coordinating faculty and student research, promoting globally-relevant graduate and undergraduate education, and introducing new outreach programs.