• Photo Title: A Home for Birds
    • Photo Title: A Home for Birds
      Robinson
    • Photo Title: Elephant in Jaipur
    • Photo Title: Elephant in Jaipur
      Margaret Daeschler, Fall 2012
    • Photo Title:  Street Art in Paris
    • Photo Title: Street Art in Paris
      Alyssa Dickinson
    • Photo Title: Kerstmis in Leuven Christmas in Leuven
    • Photo Title: Kerstmis in Leuven Christmas in Leuven
      Krystal Bonner, KU Leuven, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Grinda
    • Photo Title: Grinda
      Amy Goore, Swedish Program, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Fall in Uppsala
    • Photo Title: Fall in Uppsala
      Amy Goore, Swedish Program, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Eiffel Tower at Night
    • Photo Title: Eiffel Tower at Night
      Lisa Chang, Reid Hall, Spring 2011
    • Photo Title: East Meets West
    • Photo Title: East Meets West
      Meghan Labasky, Chinese University Hong Kong, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Correfoc
    • Photo Title: Correfoc
      Veronica Casellas, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Bundestag Sunset
    • Photo Title: Bundestag Sunset
      Aude Broos, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Autumn Tuileries
    • Photo Title: Autumn Tuileries
      Leah Pellegrini, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Post Game
    • Photo Title: Post Game
      Lane Robinson
    • only catalan chocolates
    • only catalan chocolates
      Maxine Winston, Barcelona, Spring 2013

Penn Abroad has moved temporarily!
Visit us at 3440 Market St, 3rd Floor until 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 19.
The office will be closed on Friday, April 20 and Monday, April 23
as we return to our 3701 Chestnut Street location.

Welcome to Penn Abroad

Penn Abroad serves as the hub for student global opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. Each year Penn Abroad sends more than 1,000 Penn students to more than 50 countries around the world on semester study abroad, summer internships, and embedded Global Seminars. Explore our website to find information about the many global opportunities available to Penn students. 

Where will Penn take you?

Upcoming Events

Learn More This Spring!

Penn Abroad 101 at Penn Nursing: Walk-In Hours

Multiple days through the semester in Fagin Hall


Penn Abroad 101 at Wharton: Walk-In Hours

Multiple days through the semester in JM Huntsman Hall


Penn Abroad 101 at SEAS: Walk-In Hours

Multiple days through the semester in the Towne Building


Penn to the World - Photo & Video Contest Reception

Thursday, March 29 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Perry World House

Advising Sessions & Appointments

Group advising sessions have been added for students applying to fall 2018 semester and 2018-2019 academic year programs abroad. To see the upcoming sessions or to schedule an individual appointment please click here.


Before making an appointment or attending a group session, we recommend you review program brochures to learn about programs you may be interested in. Please come to your meeting prepared with specific questions!

Penn Abroad Announcements

Penn Global Seminars

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2018 courses. The deadline to submit is April 9, 2018. Course information can be found by clicking here.

Penn to the World - Photo & Video Contest

Submit your photos and videos, win prizes, and share your abroad experience with the Penn community. More details can be found by clicking here

Global Internship Program (GIP)

Thr Round #2 funding-only application for the Global Internship Program is now open! The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018. More detail can be found by clicking here.

Semester Study Abroad

Earn academic credit, enhance your career potential, and deepen your understanding of the world by going abroad next year! Start planning and exploring program options by clicking here.

  • Fall 2018 semester and 2018-2019 academic year program deadlines vary, but tend to fall in February and March. Program deadlines can be found by reviewing individual program information.

Read the GIP Blog

Over the summer, follow the GIP interns as they blog from various locations around the world. 

    • Aug 4 '17 10:27AM
    • Different and Unpredictable
    • Now that a few weeks have passed, I am starting to get more comfortable with my role in the hotel. Typical for China and for a hotel, every day is different and there really is no schedule or far-advance planning. Usually, my boss will tell me about meetings a couple of hours before they start. […]
    • Aug 4 '17 10:24AM
    • The Beginning
    • Vilma Jurkute, my boss and the director of Alserkal Avenue, created a very detailed program that outlined my daily tasks for the first few weeks. It comprised primarily of general real estate and historical research of Dubai. In this crucial period before the Expo 2020, the Dubai real estate market is in a pivotal phase, […]
    • Aug 4 '17 10:21AM
    • Economic Realizations
    • I remember when I used to hear about Economists when young. I was pretty sure they dealt with money, and that their aim in life was to make people earn as much money as they could. Little did I know I was going to choose this ‘money maker’ career later in life, and that it […]

Read the Penn Abroad Blog

    • Mar 6 '17 11:31AM
    • Day 4
    • Today, we visited the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, northeast of Beijing. Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall spans thousands of miles and was built over multiple c… Source: Day 4
    • Jan 27 '16 4:29PM
    • Somehow it all works
    • Originally posted on ...the rest is just stuff:
      The beautiful thing about this crazy life is that somehow it all works out just exactly how it is supposed to be.  I don’t know how, and I don’t think I ever…

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After business hours, on holidays, and weekends call Penn Police +1-215-573-3333.

Contact Our Office

Penn Abroad
3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tel: (215) 898-9073
Fax (215) 898-2622

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