Resources and services available to support your global activities
Resources & Services
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Penn is committed to providing the necessary resources and services, and enhancing its mechanisms for support, in order to grow Penn as global campus and further Penn as a global agenda setter. Whether serving as a welcoming home to its thousands of international students, supporting students' academic, research, or professional pursuits abroad, or building strong connections within the global community, Penn is dedicated to providing you with the assistance and tools necessary to support your global endeavors.
Let us help you find what you need. Tell us who you are, and we'll help you locate the tools necessary to support your global activities. Note, categories below are not mutually exclusive.
Our office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) aims to provide immigration assistance as well as a sense of community for the international population at Penn. In addition to answering your technical questions about immigration, ISSS also offers student programs and leadership opportunities for students, such as Forerunner and the Intercultural Leadership Program (ILP), to foster meaningful engagement throughout their journey with Penn.
Penn Abroad is the university's hub for the student global opportunities. Opportunities include semester study abroad, the Global Internship Program, Penn Global Seminars, summer abroad, and research abroad. Visit their website to learn more about these global opportunities, hear from past participants, and explore the resources available. Where will Penn take you?
Global Support Services (GSS) supports the administrative and business functions of the University’s international activities. GSS works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives to advise and support central organizations, schools and centers on new and ongoing international activities. GSS also coordinates with other departments that support global operations which include the Office of Risk Management & Insurance, Comptroller’s office, Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, Audit and Compliance, Public Safety, Treasurer, ISC, Business Services and FRES.