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Welcome to Penn Global Alumni and Alumni Clubs

With over 25,000 alumni living outside the United States, the University of Pennsylvania truly has a global presence in just about any community in the world.  Moreover, Penn Alumni can be found leading organizations of every type all over the globe ranging from large corporations, to government offices, and small local associations.  Penn alumni are using their education and experience to make a difference in their home country and beyond.  Penn’s alumni pride also can be found around the world as exhibited by the many volunteer leaders who work diligently to serve Penn as alumni interviewers, club leaders, and local ambassadors.

In Penn’s diverse community of engaged citizens, Penn’s Regional Clubs include over 120 clubs around the world offering alumni the chance to reconnect, to attend lively events and to get involved in collaborative initiatives that impact people and communities.  Club activities range in size and topics, from discussions featuring Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty members at Engaging Minds programs to intimate salon-style conversations, from celebratory happy hours to Penn sports viewing parties and from community and neighborhood service projects to group trips in the great outdoors. Penn Alumni Regional Clubs are charged with providing alumni with a variety of ways to connect to Penn from their own backyard.  Events are sponsored and organized in large part by Penn Alumni volunteers and leaders.

For a listing of current Penn Clubs and School specific clubs around the world, please visit the Alumni and Alumni Club section of the Global Activity Map

Alumni Making a Global Impact

  • Name:  Victor Taylor

    Country:  Argentina

    Current Global Engagement:Victor worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for 8 years. He specialized in marketing products for auto-immune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis in Argentina, launching Abbott's blockbuster product to date. He later left the Corporate world to join family business in farming and financial investments. He has also taught Economics and Business for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at St. Andrew's Scots School in Buenos Aires for three years.

Q & A

  1. What book would you recommend to others?
    • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
  2. What is your fondest memory of Penn?
    • Studying and playing cards in Houston Hall (although that cafeteria no longer exists, unfortunately!) Making friends from around the world.
  3. What is the one thing that all visitors in your city must do, or see?
    • All visitors to Buenos Aires must have a home made grill or "asado".
  4. Looking back, what advice would you now want to give to yourself while you were at Penn?
    • Try to make use of all the University has to offer. There is so much to do, that it is hard to keep track of. I would have done more sports, taken lessons, used the gym, participated in more clubs, etc.
  5. What have you done or are doing now that you believe have the most impact?
    • Advocating for recycling in Argentina, which is very delayed from a global perspective.
  6. Who inspires you?
    • Mahatma Gandhi.
  7. What was your favorite class and/or professor?
    • Philosophy of Space and Time, taught by Zoltan Domotor. This was not in my major, but an amazing breath of fresh air. With my friend Javier, we would not let professor Domotor go after class, and kept asking him questions!
  8. Where did you hangout off campus?
    • Rittenhouse Square; Kaskey Park (behind the Quad, we used to call it "Bio-pond" or something like that); South Street; friends' houses in West Philly.
  9. When you travel do you prefer window or aisle?
    • Aisle; I can sometimes stretch at least ONE leg.
  • Global Activity Map
  • Global Activity Map
  • An interactive map that showcases global opportunities for students, global activities of faculty, and the global reach of our alumni.

Penn Alumni Travel

Penn Alumni Travel offers a wide variety of tours to destinations around the world. Trips provide a rich travel experience thanks to their educational character, unique access to special lectures with Penn faculty, and the camaraderie of like-minded intellectually curious travelers. To find out more, please visit the Penn Alumni Travel site.