Are you ready to speak with a Penn Abroad staff member about your interests in adding an international experience to your Penn career? Penn Abroad offers both individual advising appointments and group advising sessions to help you learn more about the different types of global opportunities available to Penn students.

  • Semester and academic year study abroad programs require an advising appointment before you can open an application. 

  • The Global Internship Program requires an advising appointment prior to the application deadline. For summer 2018, the application deadline is January 10, 2018. You are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising session ASAP, as slots do fill.

If your program requires advising and offers group advising, you are encouraged to attend the group advising session. Be sure to come prepared with any questions you may have about the program, region, or abroad process!

  • Individual Study Abroad Advising
  • During individual advising, you will meet one-on-one with the Penn Abroad staff member that manages programming within your region of interest. Use the links below to schedule your meeting. 

    Study Abroad Region

    Penn Abroad Staff Member


    UK & Ireland

    Greta Kazenski

    Schedule an Appointment

    Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Italy, Australia, New Zealand

    Kevin Haines

    Schedule an Appointment

    Continental Europe (except Italy), Russia

    Joshua Pontrelli

    Schedule an Appointment

    Africa, Asia, MENA Region, Turkey, and IHP (International Honors Program)

    Melissa DiFrancesco

    Schedule an Appointment

  • Group Study Abroad Advising
  • During group advising, you will learn more about your program or region of interest through a presentation from a Penn Abroad staff member 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


    Session Date

    Session Time

    Session Location


    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.

  • Global Internship Program Advising
  • All Global Internship Program applicants are required to complete an advising meeting prior to the application deadline. Please refer to the following instructions regarding individual and group advising for the GIP:

    If you are applying to Penn GIP in Buenos Aires, Portugal, Cape Town, Sydney, or Tokyo...

    You must attend a group advising appointment at Penn Abroad at one of the following days/times:

    • Tuesdays at 1:00pm: 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9
    • Fridays at 3:30pm: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5
    If you are applying to any other employer... You must attend an individual advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager. Schedule an individual advising appointment here and please indicate in the text box which companies/programs you are interested in applying to.
    If you are applying to Funding-Only... You do not need to attend an advising appointment.
    If none of the above options work for you or you have additional questions...

    You may come to Penn Abroad for Walk-In Advising on the following days/times:

    • Mondays from 10:00am-11:00am
    • Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:30am
    • Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm
    • Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am
    • Fridays from 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Walk-In Advising is NOT available on: 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, or 12/1.  The last day for Walk-In Advising will be 12/15.

  • Penn Global Seminars Advising
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Penn Global Seminars opportunities, you may schedule an individual advising meeting with the Global Seminars Manager. PGS advising meetings are not required, but can be a helpful way to learn about the courses and application process. You may use the link below to schedule your meeting: 

    Penn Global Seminars (All Regions)

    Laurie Jensen, Global Seminars Manager Schedule an Appointment
  • Information Sessions
  • During information sessions you will receive general information about a wide variety of program offerings at Penn Abroad. Students who attend an information session should follow-up with an advising appointment to speak in more detail about a particular program of interest. 

    Information Session schedule

    Topic Session Date Session Time Session Location

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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