Pre-Orientation Program Penn Global Mosaic

Penn Global Mosaic is a program for new undergraduate students interested in broadening their worldview and becoming informed global citizens. A great way to learn and build friendships with peers from all over the world, this program is a fun opportunity to explore Penn’s global opportunities and learn how students can leverage their Penn experience to shape their future as global leaders.


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Penn Global Mosaic 2023

Penn Global Mosaic is a program open to all incoming undergraduate students interested in building global leadership skills, developing intercultural competencies, and meeting peers from around the world.  Designed for both U.S. and international students, Penn Global Mosaic allows incoming students to develop friendships with peers from around the world and begin their global experience on Day One.

Led by Penn upperclassmen and student leaders, Penn Global Mosaic provides a smaller community for new students to connect with and receive mentorship from upperclassmen. Over the two and a half day off-campus retreat in the Delaware Valley, students will participate in a variety of thought-provoking and exciting team building activities, games, and small and large group structured experiences. By the end of the retreat, students will also gain a deeper understanding of the world and the global opportunities available at Penn and beyond.

Penn Global and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) sponsor Penn Global Mosaic, reflecting their mission to bring the world to Penn and Penn to the world by providing a truly distinctive and inclusive pre-orientation experience.

Held in mid-August, the program is designed to fit perfectly with new students’ busy schedule. Students will be back just in time for international student orientation (ISO) and new student orientation (NSO), so they can participate in both programs without missing a moment of the start of their Penn experience.

Registration: Opening May 2024

Program dates: August 17th-19th, 2024.

Program fee: $350 which covers early move-in fee, transportation, off-campus lodging on Saturday and Sunday nights, food, T-shirt, and all program activities. 

Program venue: Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086

Financial aid: 

  • Penn Global will send the list of applicants accepted into the Global Mosaic program to the Student Registration & Financial Services to confirm if students qualify for aid and thus should receive a fee waiver or reduction. We will correspond with students individually about your aid level. 

Program administrator: Dr. Yuhong He (, Associate Director of Integration and Community Engagement.