Penn Abroad administers a wide range of semester and academic year study abroad opportunities, as well as the summer International Internship Program, and Penn Global Seminars.  These opportunities

  • Advance Penn’s global engagement
  • Represent the diversity of disciplines and regions of the world
  • Promote academic exploration at top-ranking partner institutions worldwide
  • Encourage sustained and deep engagement with other cultures, including language study, when applicable
  • Provide unique opportunities for hands-on learning through Penn’s International Internship Program
  • Integrate into a student’s academic plans at Penn through close collaboration with the four undergraduate schools

Penn Abroad serves the Penn community through:

  • individual advising on study abroad programs and scholarships
  • academic, cultural, and practical preparation for the study abroad experience
  • events to foster ongoing cross-cultural experiences on campus
  • support to the university community for issues related to student travel abroad

About Our Programs

Whenever possible, Penn emphasizes immersion in a university setting alongside local students, typically without Penn personnel on site. The advantages of this kind of educational immersion include:

  • Exposure to other modes of inquiry, disciplinary perspectives, and approaches to university education
  • Interaction with local university peers through your classes, living arrangements, or other campus activities
  • Personal growth through experiences that challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone, increase your understanding of the world, and your place in it. 

In Case of Emergency

During regular business hours call +1-215-898-9073.

After business hours, on holidays, and weekends call Penn Police +1-215-573-3333.

Contact Our Office

Penn Abroad
3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tel: (215) 898-9073
Fax (215) 898-2622

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