July 26-30, 2021 Forerunner

Your Penn life begins at...

JULY 26-30, 2021 | ONLINE

Registration coming soon!

Forerunner Global is your virtual introduction to life at Penn.

Hosting thousands of international students and scholars from all over the world, Penn is a truly global university. The international student community brings vibrancy and diverse perspectives to the University and it is our mission to ensure that all are welcome and fully supported.

Forerunner Global prepares newly accepted Penn international students and their parents for life as members of the Penn family. You'll hear from current Penn students, faculty members, administrators, and alumni about how you can get the most out of your Penn experience and stay safe, healthy, and engaged along the way. You'll also meet fellow incoming students and get a head-start on building your Penn network through a new virtual platform Your World@Penn.

New students: Registration will open soon! You will receive an email with registration information at the beginning of July 2021.

Past Forerunners

Since 2015, Forerunner has taken place in Delhi (Forerunner India), Beijing (Forerunner China), and on Penn's campus (Forerunner Africa). In 2020, the Forerunner team was recognized as an honorable mention for Penn's Models of Excellence award for its outstanding work in bringing the world to Penn and Penn to the world.

While ongoing travel restrictions related to COVID-19 prevented us from meeting our incoming international students in person for Forerunner in 2020, we were excited for the opportunity to welcome our new students and their families from all around the planet with Forerunner Global!

Learn more about past Forerunners in the below videos and recordings!



Assembly of International students logo Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Logo Penn Engineering Logo Perry World House logo
Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) Logo Weingarten Learning Resource Center Logo Wellness at Penn logo Penn Division of Public Safety
Wharton School of Business Logo Campus Health Logo Undergraduate Assembly Logo Penn GSE Logo
Penn School of Social Police and Practice Logo ISAB Logo Penn School of Arts and Sciences Logo Penn Residential Services Logo
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