University leaders expected about 75 new international students to enroll for Spring classes by the end of the day. International Affairs Department heads say PSU's growing rate of international student enrollment is largely due to word of mouth.
"One reason I believe is because of word of mouth. Several of our international students that are here are very happy with the services that are provided and also the friends that they make so they are the best advertisers for us," says Cathy Lee Arcuino, Interim Director of International Office.
"I came with two kids, I have heard it is very family friendly and I have noticed that, the people are courteous and nice, and of course I have some good referrals on academic excellence. So I thought it was a good one to pick in the U.S.," says Cecilia Idika-Kalu, International Student.
During the week, students will also have a luncheon and various seminars to help them learn what to expect and better adjust to living in the U.S.