• Photo Title: A Home for Birds
    • Photo Title: A Home for Birds
    • Photo Title: Elephant in Jaipur
    • Photo Title: Elephant in Jaipur
    • Photo Title:  Street Art in Paris
    • Photo Title: Street Art in Paris
    • Photo Title: Kerstmis in Leuven Christmas in Leuven
    • Photo Title: Kerstmis in Leuven Christmas in Leuven
    • Photo Title: Grinda
    • Photo Title: Grinda
    • Photo Title: Fall in Uppsala
    • Photo Title: Fall in Uppsala
    • Photo Title: Eiffel Tower at Night
    • Photo Title: Eiffel Tower at Night
    • Photo Title: East Meets West
    • Photo Title: East Meets West
    • Photo Title: Correfoc
    • Photo Title: Correfoc
    • Photo Title: Bundestag Sunset
    • Photo Title: Bundestag Sunset
    • Photo Title: Autumn Tuileries
    • Photo Title: Autumn Tuileries
    • Photo Title: Post Game
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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.

Returnee/Exchange Student Mixer

Students who are returning from a semester abroad and exchange students currently at Penn are invited to mix and mingle at this casual event.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Passport Day - Fall 2014

What:  The Philadelphia Passport Agency will be on-campus and invites all members of the Penn community to submit an application for a U.S. Passport Book/Passport Card. Click here for an appointment.  Why:     ALL PERSONS traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport book/card, or…

Study Abroad and International Opportunities Fair

    • Laughter by Cassandra Cedarholm
Over 100 undergraduate programs will be represented at this year's Study Abroad Fair.  Visit the fair and see what opportunities are available to you! In addition, meet past participants, exchange students, and staff showcasing programs all around the world!  Learn about programs that grant credit for CAS, Nursing, SEAS and Wharton. …

Attend a Penn Abroad 101 Session

Completion of Penn Abroad 101 is the mandatory first step to studying abroad for a semester or academic year.  Students must complete this module before meeting with a Program Manager and applying to a program.  This requirement can be satisfied by independently viewing Penn Abroad 101 online or attending a screening…

Schedule an Appointment with a Program Manager

Before you meet with a Program Manager you must complete the Penn Abroad 101 Session* and complete your online advising questionnaire (instructions are included in the 101 Session).  The 101 Session covers important basic information about studying abroad as a Penn student, while your advising appointment will cover specific information…

The Student Experience Abroad

Diversity Abroad recently interviewed some Penn students about their study abroad experiences.  See what Langston has to say about his time in Melbourne, Australia.  Visit Diversity Abroad for more  http://www.diversityabroad.com/members/langv/-University-of-Pennsylvania/abroad-experience.

Read the Penn Abroad Blog

    • Sep 8 1:21PM
    • 5 Day Trip to Sydney
    • Written by Melanie.  Melanie is studying in Melbourne, Australia this semester. I am a sunny person. I am often overly optimistic, extremely peppy, and very happy. I love the color yellow. I love the warmth. My favorite weather is extremely … Continue reading →
    • Aug 15 11:02AM
    • August in Melbourne!
    • Written by Melanie.  Melanie is studying in Melbourne, Australia this semester. As I sit here with my coffee in hand and my wind being blown by the slightly chilly 13 degree day (for all of you Americans out there, that … Continue reading →

Read the IIP Blog

Over the summer, follow the IIP interns as they blog from various locations around the world. 

    • Aug 13 2:37PM
    • No Bargaining!
    • Today I implemented a No Bargaining campaign for the artisanal associations in San Juan la Laguna. At Ati’t Ala’ I am responsible for supporting the associations with their marketing strategies. A problem we have is that some tourists try to bargain with the women, which drive prices down significantly. The women only make a 20% […]
    • Aug 8 6:05PM
    • Beauty and ruin
    • Originally posted on Cognitive Storage:
      It’s my last day here. It’s so hard for me to get that into my head. Maybe because I don’t want to believe it. On Wednesday, I went to the Mercado Nacional de Artesanías, shamelessly bought an abundance of souvenirs for friends, and had a miniature taxi crisis for which…
    • Aug 7 11:03PM
    • O Descobrimento Do Brasil (Discovering Brazil)
    • After two months in Rio de Janeiro, I said goodbye to Brazil more nostalgic than I expected. Despite the various organizational challenges I encountered while working here in Rio, the experience has been incredibly formative. At the risk of appearing a bit emotional, I took the title of one of my favorite Brazilian songs, “O Descobrimento […]

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