About Penn Global

Who We Are

Penn Global is led by a dynamic team dedicated to leading, coordinating, and supporting Penn's global endeavors. Hailing from a wide variety of backgrounds, the Penn Global team offers an array of technical expertise–from immigration, risk management, travel guidance, and education program development to subject matter, region- and country-specific knowledge.  We invite you to learn more about our team.  

Penn Global is comprised of the following seven divisions: the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, Perry World House, Penn Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Support Services, and Penn Global Finance and Administration. 

What We Do

Driven by the University of Pennsylvania's Strategic Framework for Global Initiatives, Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors, with a focus on the efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives, and programs.

Strategic Framework for Penn's Global Initiatives

To further the vision of our predecessors and advance Penn as a pioneer of global engagement, Penn's next Global Strategic Framework, will guide the University's global activities over the coming five years. The primary pillars of this framework are three-fold: (1) to Educate Global Citizens; (2) to Catalyze Transformative Ideas; and (3) to Bring the World to Penn and Penn to the World. 

Penn will continue its pursuit of preeminence as a global research university. This strategic plan aligns institutional priorities with constituent needs to pursue a coordinated, sustainable approach to global engagement, ensuring the University continues as a preeminent university in the U.S. and world in global engagement and academic diplomacy.