Penn Global Information for:

Students

Penn is committed to providing a meaningful global experience to every Penn student by delivering a diverse set of rigorous global programs abroad and expanding the range of global curricular and extracurricular programs on the Penn campus.

Penn in the World

We are committed to making international experiences an indispensable part of Penn, whether through study abroad, service learning, or innovative travel initiatives. Penn faculty engage in a wide range of international research projects, many of which provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on global experiences. And once students leave Penn, they become part of our unparalleled global alumni network.

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Penn Abroad

Many of Penn Abroad's programs offer students with the opportunity to travel abroad and deepen their academic experience in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural settings.

Penn Abroad's opportunities include:

  • Semester Study Abroad

  • Global Internship Program

  • Penn Global Seminars

  • Summer Abroad

  • Research Abroad

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Global Internship Program

The Global Internship Program (GIP) offers the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds and gain global exposure. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research abroad for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer.

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Global Fellowships & Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships supports Penn students and alumni in the application process for many international fellowships and scholarships, including but by no means limited to the Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Fulbright Grant.

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Penn Global Seminars

The Penn Global Seminars program is an initiative that provides financial and logistical support for embedding overseas travel into robust undergraduate seminars. These courses combine an intensive semester-long seminar with a short-term travel component, led by the course’s instructor, which will deepen the students' understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom.

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Where We Are in the World

We are committed to making global experiences an indispensable part of Penn. See depth and breadth of Penn's engagement in the world, whether study abroad programs, research and teaching initiatives, or international partnerships and collaborations. 

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International Careers & Employment Resources

Career Services' International Opportunities highlights resources for finding jobs and internships abroad. There is a diverse range of articles, tips and and information to help students explore and find opportunities around the globe.

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Penn Abroad

Many of Penn Abroad's programs offer students with the opportunity to travel abroad and deepen their academic experience in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural settings.

Penn Abroad's opportunities include:

  • Semester Study Abroad

  • Global Internship Program

  • Penn Global Seminars

  • Summer Abroad

  • Research Abroad

Learn More

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Global Internship Program

The Global Internship Program (GIP) offers the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds and gain global exposure. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research abroad for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer.

Learn More

school

Global Fellowships & Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships supports Penn students and alumni in the application process for many international fellowships and scholarships, including but by no means limited to the Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Fulbright Grant.

Learn More

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Penn Global Seminars

The Penn Global Seminars program is an initiative that provides financial and logistical support for embedding overseas travel into robust undergraduate seminars. These courses combine an intensive semester-long seminar with a short-term travel component, led by the course’s instructor, which will deepen the students' understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom.

Learn More

 

 

add_location

Where We Are in the World

We are committed to making global experiences an indispensable part of Penn. See depth and breadth of Penn's engagement in the world, whether study abroad programs, research and teaching initiatives, or international partnerships and collaborations. 

Learn More

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International Careers & Employment Resources

Career Services' International Opportunities highlights resources for finding jobs and internships abroad. There is a diverse range of articles, tips and and information to help students explore and find opportunities around the globe.

Learn More

The World at Penn

Penn welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, and distinguished visitors from every corner of the world. We provide diverse opportunities and experiences for students from more than 100 countries, with a large variety of professional and personal interests. Our vibrantly international community reflects the global nature of our world, with diverse initiatives that make us one of the leading institutions for international range.  We offer a wide scope of centers, institutes, and area studies programs, as well as courses in dozens of languages (including extensive English Language Programs for international students), in globalization studies, and in the full range of international culture, history, development, health, business, and engineering.

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International Students & Scholar Services

ISSS is committed to advancing Penn’s commitment to global engagement by providing immigration expertise and services as well as a sense of community for the international population at Penn.

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Perry World House Student Programs

Perry World House seeks to have long-standing influence on Penn students’ global engagement opportunities by actively encouraging students to explore real-world problems, hands-on.

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Global Centers and Programs

Penn’s global initiatives advance across a wide range of world-leading centers and institutes. Together, they demonstrate the twin commitments of the Penn Compact: to engage globally and to integrate knowledge. Their path-breaking interdisciplinary work crosses Schools and traditional disciplines to bring new research, ideas, and perspectives to global education around the world.

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Language Learning at Penn

Language and Literature departments, the Language Certificate, the Penn Language Center, Penn Abroad programs, Penn English Language Programs, languages less commonly taken, and a host of cultural organizations at Penn provide a wide variety of avenues for students who want to take their language skills as far as they can go.

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Global at Penn's Schools

Penn's Schools strengthens the University’s commitment to meaningful global engagement through a wide array of academic programs, research projects, institutional partnerships, and other initiatives.

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Admissions

A richly diverse institution, Penn has a large number of international students, attracting students from over 100 countries. At Penn you will join a dynamic global community of scholars, enjoying access to professors eminent in their fields, forging friendships with students who share a passion for learning, and getting to know Philadelphia, a world-class city with a small-town feel.

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people

International Students & Scholar Services

ISSS is committed to advancing Penn’s commitment to global engagement by providing immigration expertise and services as well as a sense of community for the international population at Penn.

Learn More

public

Perry World House Student Programs

Perry World House seeks to have long-standing influence on Penn students’ global engagement opportunities by actively encouraging students to explore real-world problems, hands-on.

Learn More

domain

Global Centers and Programs

Penn’s global initiatives advance across a wide range of world-leading centers and institutes. Together, they demonstrate the twin commitments of the Penn Compact: to engage globally and to integrate knowledge. Their path-breaking interdisciplinary work crosses Schools and traditional disciplines to bring new research, ideas, and perspectives to global education around the world.

Learn More

question_answer

Language Learning at Penn

Language and Literature departments, the Language Certificate, the Penn Language Center, Penn Abroad programs, Penn English Language Programs, languages less commonly taken, and a host of cultural organizations at Penn provide a wide variety of avenues for students who want to take their language skills as far as they can go.

Learn More

language

Global at Penn's Schools

Penn's Schools strengthens the University’s commitment to meaningful global engagement through a wide array of academic programs, research projects, institutional partnerships, and other initiatives.

Learn More

account_balance

Admissions

A richly diverse institution, Penn has a large number of international students, attracting students from over 100 countries. At Penn you will join a dynamic global community of scholars, enjoying access to professors eminent in their fields, forging friendships with students who share a passion for learning, and getting to know Philadelphia, a world-class city with a small-town feel.

Learn More