International travel is an opportunity for students to expand their horizons. Penn State Behrend’s athletic teams fundraise to travel outside of the United States and typically go on trips in a four-year rotation so that all student-athletes have the opportunity to travel at least once during their college career. The trips are an eye-opening experience for students. They have the chance to observe different cultures, interact with residents, and play a few international games.
This year, the men’s basketball team went to Cuba, where they explored Havana and Trinidad as well as the Bay of Pigs and the Parque El Cubano. While there, they also played three games against the Cuban basketball club and professional leagues.
The men’s soccer team went to Spain and spent time in Madrid, Toledo, Peniscola, Valencia, and Barcelona. They also visited historical museums, attended a La Liga game versus Real Sociedad, and played three exhibition games against Spanish soccer clubs.