Are you ready to speak with a Penn Abroad Global Programs Manager about your study abroad aspirations? Most semester and academic year study abroad programs require an advising appointment before you can open a Penn Abroad application. Check the program brochure page for the program(s) you are interested in to find out if your program requires an advising appointment.

Penn Abroad offers individual advising appointments, as well as group advising sessions. If your program requires advising and offers group advising, you are encouraged to attend the group advising session. Regardless of whether you are attending a group advising session or an individual advising appointment, it is essential to come prepared with any questions you may have about the program, region, or study abroad process!

Additionally, students must complete the Penn Abroad 101 module prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment. For more information on how to view this module, see Penn Abroad 101.

  • Penn Abroad Advising Calendar
  • Spring 2018 Applicants: March 1, 2017 through October 12, 2017

    Fall 2018 & 2018-19 Academic Year Applicants: November 1, 2017 through February 8, 2018

    The advising windows above do not represent program deadlines. Please see your specific program brochure for your program’s application deadline.

    Note: Applicants must have their appointments at least 2 business days before their application deadline.

  • Group Advising
  • During group advising, you will learn more about your program or region of interest through a presentation from a Penn Abroad advisor and alongside several of your peers also interested in studying at the same location. Group advising sessions include time for individual questions from students.

    Group advising schedule for Spring 2017 programs:


    Session Date

    Session Time

    Session Location


    January 20th


    Penn Abroad


    January 26th


    Penn Abroad

    Penn in London

    January 27th


    135 Fisher Bennet


    February 3rd


    Penn Abroad 


    February 10th


    Penn Abroad

    Irish Programs

    February 17th


    Penn Abroad 


    An (*) indicates individual advising is required for this program.

All sessions held at Penn Abroad (3701 Chestnut Street) take place in the large conference room.

All sessions held at Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk) take place in the 2nd floor conference room.

Bocconi University

Friday, March 31st


Penn Abroad Conference Room

Lyon Semester Program

Friday, April 7th


Penn Abroad Conference Room

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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