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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:  Alejandro Billinghurst, GL'10

    Country:  Argentina

    I am currently working as a Senior Associate at a boutique corporate firm, and also recently launched an artistic production studio called NNVL music (nnvlmusic.com).


    Penn has definitely been a turning point in my life and has opened my eyes in more ways than I could count, I met the most interesting people in the globe and I would go back there in a heart beat.

Q & A

  1. What book would you recommend to others?
    • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah and the Spud series.

  2. What is your fondest memory of Penn?
    • I wish I could pin it down to one, but any game with the Warthogs and meet ups at Rosies.

  3. What is the one thing that all visitors in your city must do, or see?
    • Living in Buenos Aires, that is a hard question to answer. Being a sports fan, I'd recommend a jog in the lagos de palermo, going to a soccer game, visit "Tigre" and of course, an Asado at La Cabrera.

  4. Looking back, what advice would you now want to give to yourself while you were at Penn?
    • Ask more questions, enroll in more courses and make the best out of that year, that seems to fly by and will change you forever.

  5. What have you done or are doing now that you believe have the most impact?
    • Coaching U-15 rugby, teaching kids core values like teamwork, friendship and respect.

  6. Who inspires you?

    • I don't find inspiration in individuals per se, normal people that keep fighting through adversities and never give up, no matter what gets thrown at them inspire me.

  7. What is your favorite Penn tradition?

    • Locust Walk, hands down.

  8. What were your favorite classes and/or professors?

    • International Business Transactions

  9. What student groups did you participate in when you were at Penn?

    • I was part of the CSR Committee and member of the Penn Law Soccer team and Wharton Warthogs Rugby team.

  10. Where did you hangout off campus?

    • Our house at 2231 Fitzwater was a constant meeting place.

  11. When you travel do you prefer window or aisle?
    • Aisle emergency row

  • 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.