In order to be considered for a Penn Global Seminar, students must complete an application through the Penn Abroad Portal.  Applications for Spring 2018 Global Seminars will open on September 11, 2017 and close on October 6, 2017. Only applications completed by the program deadline will be considered by the selection committee.


  • Undergraduate (see program descriptions for specifics)
  • Programs with travel in May are not open to graduating seniors
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Students with pending or current OSC charges may be inelligible. 
  • Other requirements will vary by program. See program description.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of Penn Abroad staff and the program faculty leader(s). 

Some programs may invite strong applicants in for an interview. 

In most cases, selected candidates will be notified before advanced registration of their selection and will have two weeks to commit to the program. 

Students who are waitlisted will be notified as they are removed from the waitlist. 


For questions about the Penn Global Seminars application, please reach out to Laurie Jensen, Global Seminars Manager, at .