Students will be responsible for the cost of the round-trip flight to the program site.  In some cases, students will be required to travel with a group flight. Students are also responsible for personal meals, visa fees, and vaccinations, where applicable.

Additionally, students may be required to pay a program fee, the cost of which will be published before the deadline for selected applicants to commit to the program. 

A $250 deposit is assessed after a student commits to the program and is refunded upon receiving the student's confirmed flight itinerary. Students will be notified before the deposit is charged.

Financial Aid

Students who receive financial aid may be eligible for an adjustment to their aid for the costs of the program.  Once the program fee is established, Penn Abroad will share a budget with SFS so that adjustments to the aid package can be determined.

All costs related to the on-campus component of the program are the responsibility of the student and are not figured into the program budget for SFS.

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Global Seminars Fast Facts

  • Semester-long, on-campus courses with an overseas research or learning component.
  • Available to undergraduates.
  • Faculty members travel with students for overseas component.
  • Small courses, generally no more than 15 students.
  • Most on-the-ground costs are covered through a generous donation from the Hasan and Arifa Ahmad Fund, as well as contributions from Penn's Global Engagement Fund.
  • Program participants typically pay for the cost of airfare to the program
    site, and any personal expenses such as personal meals, immunizations and travel visas.
  • Financial aid packages can be applied to Global Seminars to support the cost of the flight and personal expenses.


, Global Seminars Manager