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!

Building a Sustainable Global Health Partnership: Host-Country Perspectives on the University of Botswana and the Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Hosted by the Center for Global Health at Penn Medicine with collaboration from Global Health Affairs @ Penn Nursing

Wednesday, September 27 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Biomedical Research Building (BRB), Room 253                                                             Perelman School of Medicine, 421 Curie Boulevard

This interesting topic will be discussed by two guests being hosted by Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing:  Yohana Mashalla, MD, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Medical Physiology at the University of Botswana, Adjunct Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Director of the Afya Bora Consortium and his colleague, Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe, MS, MEd, PhD, Head of the School of Nursing and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at the University of Botswana.

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Nursing Study Abroad and International Opportunity Info Session

Hosted by the School of Nursing

Wednesday, September 27 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Fagin Hall, Room 103

This information session is intended for Nursing students interested in participating in NURS 343: Global Engagement Seminar: China.

Unpacking the U.S. Classroom: Cultural Difference and Surprises

Hosted by the Office of Learning Resources, Weingarten Center

Wednesday, September 27 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Weingarten Center, 3702 Spruce St, Suite 300

Brown bag lunch for international students or anyone interested in international students' experiences in the U.S. classroom. The open discussion format will focus on cultural differences and surprises students have encountered in their classes, assignments, and communication with professors during the first month of classes at Penn and strategies they have used to adjust to these differences.

Info Session: East Asia Study Abroad

Hosted by Penn Abroad

Wednesday, September 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Room 337, Claudia Cohen Hall

Learn about the study abroad options in East Asia, and how to apply. Hear from the Language Program Directors about the different language proficiency levels necessary to study abroad in China, Japan, and Korea.

Info Session: The Swedish Program Study Abroad

Hosted by Penn Abroad

Wednesday, September 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Penn Abroad, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

This information session will discuss The Swedish Program, a semester-long study abroad program for College of Arts and Sciences students.

Info Session: UK and Ireland Programs

Hosted by Penn Abroad

Wednesday, September 27 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Penn Abroad, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Information session for students interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom or Ireland. This session will include Q&A with past study abroad students who will share their experience.

ACIREMA: Experiencing the Journey of an International Student

Hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Wednesday, September 27 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

As one of the highlights of Penn Global Week, Penn staff, faculty and US students are invited to join ISSS for a fun, interactive, and engaging simulation exercise (called ACIREMA --- which is spelled AMERICA backwards) designed to give participants a glimpse into the journey that international students undertake in coming to study in the United States --- the thrills and ills that international students, scholars and their families encounter during their journey to the United States and Penn. Participants will be sensitized to the months of difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures, processes and obstacles students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus, and even issues that students face after arriving.


Penn Museum Tour: Egyptian Galleries

Hosted by the Penn Museum

Wednesday, September 27 | 4:00 - 4:30 PM*

Departure Point: Kress Entrance

*Instructions: All tour guides will meet their guests at the Kress Entrance to the Museum five minutes before the tour start time. Note: The Kress Entrance is approached from Convention Avenue, not South Street. For more information, please visit the Penn Museum website.

Info Session: Wharton Global Opportunities 

Hosted by Wharton Undergraduate Division

Wednesday, September 27 | 4:30 - 5:30PM

Location (TBD)

Information session on all of the global opportunities available to Wharton undergraduates including semester abroad and short-term programs. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF)

Wednesday, September 27 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Fireside Lounge (Room 200), ARCH Building, 3601 Locust Walk

Come learn about the Fulbright US Student Program, which funds 8-12 months of international experience in 160 countries after graduation. Most opportunities fall into three broad categories (note: not all grant types are available in all countries, and most countries offer more than one option):
  • Research grants, which offer applicants the opportunity to design their own project in any discipline
  • Study grants, which support applicants pursuing a graduate degree
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs)

Study Abroad and You

Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, September 27 | 5:00 PM

Perry World House, Global Policy Lab, 3803 Locust Walk

Thinking of studying abroad? Join us for a student panel presentation and discussion of academic and cultural experiences from study abroad programs. 

U.S. Job Search for International Students: Visa and Immigration Issues

Hosted by Career Services

Wednesday, September 27 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM (followed by a Q&A session)

Perry World House, World Forum, 3803 Locust Walk

Program will cover topics such as F-1 Visa/Optional Practical Training, H-1B timing and costs, how to speak with employers who are not familiar with the immigration process, and how to answer questions about the cost of the immigration process.  The program will also address actual or proposed changes to US immigration under the Trump administration and what this may mean for your job search.

Helen Konrad, of the firm McCandlish Holton, Director in the Immigration Practice Group, concentrates her practice on employment-based and professional immigration, with emphasis on Permanent Green Cards, H-1B Visas for high-tech and professional personnel, J-Waivers, visa issues for physicians, National Interest Waivers, E-Verify
Mark Rhoads, of the firm McCandlish Holton, Director in the Immigration Practice Group, has a focus on temporary visas and permanent resident green cards for university researchers and professors; high-tech and information technology personnel; international managers and executives; and professional personnel in engineering, accounting, education and many other professions.
Info Session: France Study Abroad Programs

Hosted by Penn Abroad

Wednesday, September 27 | 5:30 PM

Perry World House Conference Room, 3803 Locust Walk

This information session will discuss semester-long study abroad programs in France for undergraduates.