Student Programs & Leadership Opportunities

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Forerunner welcomes new international students to the Penn community preparing them for the Penn journey with engaging sessions and activities.

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Intercultural Leadership Program

If you are open and committed to learning the skills of intercultural leadership and motivated to share what you learn with your peers, we invite you to apply to this program. The ILP has been designed to foster an intercultural community of leaders who are ready to take on issues they are passionate about, learn more about communities different than their own, and make a lasting impact at Penn and beyond.

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Culture Crossings

Every semester, there are 3 to 4 Culture Crossings events where you'll meet others from across campus to share different perspectives, celebrate our myriad identities, and see through the eyes of others.

Penn World Scholars All Cohorts Reunion Fall 2018
Penn World Scholars

The Penn World Scholars are a selected group of outstanding international undergraduate students from around the globe who demonstrate notable potential for global citizenship and leadership.

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International Student Advisory Board

The ISAB is one of the first student boards in the Ivy League, to provide International Student and Scholar Services and other Penn departments with advice and guidance to help make the university a more warm, welcoming and respectful community for international students.

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International Student Table for Advocacy & Relations

ISTAR is a collaboration between ISSS, International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), Assembly of International Students (AIS), Undergraduate Assembly (UA), and Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA). ISTAR works together to provide a unified voice for international student advocacy at Penn.

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Graduation Reception for International Students

Every May, we celebrate the successes and contributions of graduating Penn international students with a reception full of food, music, and community.