Penn Abroad Open House: Going Abroad 101

Monday, September 25 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Penn Abroad, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Come kick off Penn Global Week by visiting the Penn Abroad Open House on Monday, September 25, from 3-5pm! There, you’ll be able to learn about the many international programs we offer, meet the staff, and attend a Penn Abroad 101 session to help you get started. Bring your questions – we want to talk to you! Plus, enter a raffle to win a FREE FLIGHT for a Penn-Abroad approved program! Light refreshments will be provided.


Penn Language Center's Crossroads - Lead with Languages

Monday - Friday, September 25 - 29 | 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Patio @ 37th and Locust Walk

PLC will focus everyday on teaching you a few essential words in many different languages from around the world. Join us at the Crossroads, travel the globe with us and learn to speak a few words in Indonesian, Kannada, Malagasy, Pashto, Quechua, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Yoruba, and many more!


Other Penn Global Week Events

Workshop: Queer and Away

Hosted by Penn Abroad and the LGBT Center

Monday, September 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community and want to study abroad but have some doubts? Join Penn Abroad and the LGBT Center staff, along with past participants from Penn and other programs, to hear about  preparing for your time abroad. A panel of students and staff will share their abroad experiences, so stop by if you have questions! Snacks will be provided. 


Nursing Study Abroad and International Opportunity Info Session

Hosted by the School of Nursing

Monday, September 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Fagin Hall, Room 208

This information session is intended for Nursing students interested in participating in NURS 535: Comparative Healthcare Systems: Hong Kong. 


CARGC Book Talk with Maria Repnikova
Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism

Hosted by the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Monday, September 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

3901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor

Who watches over the party-state? In this engaging analysis, Maria Repnikova reveals the webs of an uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China. More than merely a passive mouthpiece or a dissident voice, the media in China also plays a critical oversight role, one more frequently associated with liberal democracies than with authoritarian systems. Chinese central officials cautiously endorse media supervision as a feedback mechanism, as journalists carve out space for critical reporting by positioning themselves as aiding the agenda of the central state. Drawing on rare access in the field, Media Politics in China examines the process of guarded improvisation that has defined this volatile partnership over the past decade on a routine basis and in the aftermath of major crisis events. Combined with a comparative analysis of media politics in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, the book highlights the distinctiveness of Chinese journalist-state relations, as well as the renewed pressures facing them in the Xi era.