July 26-30, 2021 Forerunner
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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.
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!
In July 2020, hundreds of students and families from all over the world for our first-ever virtual Forerunner! The records are available at the link below. Please note that some of the information contained in the videos may now be outdated due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Join us for Forerunner Global 2021 to get the most up-to-date information on Penn campus life in Fall 2021!
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