Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate exchange student! Please consult this page to answer your questions about coming to and living in Philadelphia. It covers practical items such as entering the US, finances, housing, travel arrangements, health care, insurance, safety, and more.
Penn Abroad is responsible for advising Penn students who study abroad, as well as undergraduate exchange students who study at Penn for a semester or year. Penn Abroad organizes programming for exchange students throughout the year and also liaises with your home institution and your academic advisor at Penn.
As an exchange student, you are assigned by region to a specific Global Programs Manager in Penn Abroad. You can see which Program Manager works with you by visiting our staff page.
International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is responsible for issues concerning your immigration and employment status.
Connect to Penn Resources
One of the greatest things about Penn is the wide range of resources and services available to students. Most resources that are available to matriculated Penn students are also available to our exchange students. Visit our resources page for more information.
Information About Life at Penn and in Philadelphia
ISSS has compiled an excellent handbook which contains information about living at Penn and in Philadelphia, as well as numerous other resources.