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    • Photo Title: A Home for Birds
    • Photo Title: A Home for Birds
    • Photo Title: Elephant in Jaipur
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      Margaret Daeschler, Fall 2012
    • Photo Title:  Street Art in Paris
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      Alyssa Dickinson
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      Krystal Bonner, KU Leuven, Fall 2011
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      Amy Goore, Swedish Program, Fall 2011
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      Amy Goore, Swedish Program, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Eiffel Tower at Night
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      Lisa Chang, Reid Hall, Spring 2011
    • Photo Title: East Meets West
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      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
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      Leah Pellegrini, Fall 2011
    • Photo Title: Post Game
    • Photo Title: Post Game
      Lane Robinson
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      Maxine Winston, Barcelona, Spring 2013

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. This site provides detailed information about semester and academic year study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Wharton School, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the School of Nursing. In addition, browse our undergraduate Global Seminars, as well as funded summer internships abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students through the Global Internship Program.

Where will Penn take you?

Upcoming Events


Study Abroad, Work Abroad, Explore our Global Campus!

Thursday, September 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Houston Hall

Come meet representatives from more than 100 international employers, universities, and campus partners to learn about the many global opportunities and programs available to Penn students.  This year, the Global Expo combines the annual Penn Abroad Study Abroad Fair with a Global Careers Fair and a Global Campus Fair featuring Centers and Institutes. 

Open House: Penn Abroad 101

Monday, September 25th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us Monday, Sept 25th for Penn Abroad 101 LIVE! Meet program managers, learn about international opportunities at Penn, enjoy some refreshments, and enter a raffle to win a free flight for a Penn Abroad-sponsored program!

Queer and Away

Monday, September 25th from 12-1 p.m., LGBT Center

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community and want to study abroad but have some doubts? Join Penn Abroad and the LGBT Center staff, along with past participants from Penn and other programs, to hear about  preparing for your time abroad. A panel of students and staff will share their abroad experiences, so stop by if you have questions! Snacks will be provided. September 25, 12-1pm, at the LGBT Center.

Australia & New Zealand Study Abroad Info Session

Tuesday, September 26th at 3:30 p.m.

Interested in studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand? Come to an information session to find out more on how to get started. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm, at the Penn Abroad office (3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W). Snacks will be provided! 

Penn Abroad Announcements

Spring 2018 PGS Applications Open

The applications for Penn Global Seminars (PGS) courses in Spring 2018 are now open! Opportunities are available for a variety of majors and class years. Please click here to explore the course offerings and start an application.

Global Internship Program (GIP) for Summer 2017

Considering a summer internship abroad? Browse internship placements, research placements, and funding opportunities for summer 2018. Hundreds of scholarships are available!

Check back at the end of October 2017 for details and to begin an application. Email us at gip-abroad@upenn.edu with questions.

Complete Penn Abroad 101

Completion of Penn Abroad 101 is the mandatory first step to studying abroad for a semester or academic year.  Students must complete this module before meeting with a Global Programs Manager and applying to a program.  This requirement can be satisfied by independently viewing Penn Abroad 101 online. Please see the instructions…

Schedule an Appointment with a Global Programs Manager

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Before you meet with a Global Programs Manager you must complete the Penn Abroad 101 Session* and complete your online advising questionnaire (instructions are included in the 101 Session).  The 101 Session covers important basic information about studying abroad as a Penn student, while your advising appointment will cover specific…

Read the Penn Abroad Blog

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    • 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…

Read the GIP Blog

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

    • Aug 4 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 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 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 […]

In Case of Emergency

During regular business hours call +1-215-898-9073.

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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