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

Led by Penn upperclassmen and student leaders, Penn Global Mosaic provides a close-knit community for new students to engage with and receive mentorship from upperclassmen. During the three-day off-campus retreat in the Delaware Valley, students will participate in a range of thought-provoking and exciting team-building activities, games, and structured experiences in both small and large group settings. 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, aligning with 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 seamlessly fit with new students’ busy schedules. Participants will return to campus just in time for international student orientation (ISO) and new student orientation (NSO), allowing them to fully engage in both programs and start their Penn experience without missing a beat. 

Key Dates:

  • Application Opening Date: 12:00AM EDT, May 1st, 2024
  • Application Ending Date: 11:59 PM EDT, June 18th, 2024
  • Decision Release Date: 5:00 PM EDT, July 3rd, 2024
  • Acceptance Due Date: July 24th, 2024
  • Student Leader Training Date: August 14th-August 15th, 2024
  • Program Participant Early Move-in Date: August 16th, 2024 
  • Program Dates: August 17th - August 19th, 2024

Program Logistics:

ISSS does not manage university housing, move-in, or storage for students. Please refer to the Penn Residential Services website for information related to those topics.

  • Program Fee: $375, covering early move-in fees, transportation, off-campus lodging on Saturday and Sunday nights, meals, a T-shirt, and all program activities.
  • Program Venue: Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086

Financial Aid:

Penn Global will forward the list of accepted applicants to Student Registration & Financial Services to determine eligibility for fee waivers or reductions. Students will be contacted individually regarding their aid status.

For any inquiries:

Please contact the program administrator, Dr. Yuhong He (, Associate Director of Integration and Community Engagement.



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