Welcome to Penn Abroad
Each year Penn Abroad sends approximately 600 students abroad to earn academic credit in nearly 50 countries. This site provides detailed information about semester and academic year study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Wharton School, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the School of Nursing. Explore this website to find out how to plan for semester and academic year study abroad, what programs are approved for academic credit, how to apply for admission, how to finance the cost, and what Penn expects of you as a participant.
Penn Abroad 101 Sessions and Information Sessions
101 Sessions have concluded for the spring semester and will resume after the start of classes in the fall. If you would like to schedule a 101 Session during the summer terms, please contact the Penn Abroad Resource Coordinator (215-898-9073).
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Read the Penn Abroad Blog
- May 13 12:51PM
- in shift in flux in Copenhagen
- Lauren is blogging from the DIS Program in Denmark. This is a petition program. The following is a personal reflection essay about my time abroad in response to the subject of “Intercultural Leadership.” Context is the circumstance that envelops a … Continue reading →
Read the IIP Blog
Over the summer, follow the IIP interns as they blog from various locations around the world.
- Jun 18 10:02AM
- Tina in The Gambia!
- Salaam aleikum! I’m Tina C., and three days ago I set off for The Gambia in West Africa. I’m a rising second-year dental student at Penn, and I’ve been connected with Power Up Gambia to work at Sulayman Junkung Hospital (SJGH). My journey began at JFK airport, in which I was at a terminal where […]
- Jun 17 12:14PM
- Sharing Ideas
- Battiyab is a belief of the Jolla tribe; when translated simply, it means “fellowship.” To practice battiyab, men find a nice place to sit, preferably in the shade below a large mango tree, and brew ataaya. Even if you don’t have any free time, there is always time for ataaya, and well, there is always […]
- Jun 17 12:14PM
- Salaam Alaikum
- Sulayman Junkung General Hospital is an inspiring place to be. The hospital provides vital care to many Gambians, trains medical students, and has reliable 24-hour electricity. The employees are organized well, understand their responsibilities, and are dedicated to their work. The hospital certainly lacks resources that would greatly improve medical care, but I believe a […]