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.


Penn Global Mosaic is 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 students 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. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to begin a global Penn journey from the start – apply for Penn Global Mosaic today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. 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.

Program dates: Saturday, August 19th - Monday, August 21st, 2023 

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

Application timeline: 

  • Monday, 5/22: Application is open
  • Tuesday, 6/13 @ 11:59pm ET: Application for Penn Global Mosaic closes
  • Tuesday, 6/20 @ 11:59pm ET: Other Pre-Orientation Program Application closes
  • Tuesday, 6/27 @ 5pm ET: Penn Global Mosaic Decision notifications sent
  • Wednesday, 7/5 @ 5pm ET: Other Pre-Orientation Program Decision Notifications sent
  • Wednesday, 7/12: Deadline to Accept for Penn Global Mosaic
  • Wednesday, 7/26: Deadline to Accept for Other Pre-Orientation Programs 

Note: Penn Global Mosaic will notify students of their acceptance status by Tuesday, June 27th. Students accepted into Penn Global Mosaic will need to accept their offers by Wednesday, July 12th. If students accepted into Penn Global Mosaic have also applied to one or more of the other programs, they will be notified of their status for the other programs by Wednesday, July 5th. Students may then decide which program they want to participate in, if they received another acceptance offer. Students may only participate in one Pre-Orientation Program, as they run concurrently. 

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


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