Welcome to Penn Abroad
Each year Penn Abroad sends approximately 600 students abroad to earn academic credit in nearly 50 countries. 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. Explore this website to find out how to plan for semester and academic year study abroad, what programs are approved for academic credit, how to apply for admission, how to finance the cost, and what Penn expects of you as a participant.
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- Nov 19 '15 9:11AM
- A City on Edge Comes Together
- This piece was submitted by Harley Geffner, an academic year K.U. Leuven student, who was traveling in Paris on 11/13. On Saturday afternoon in Paris, in the wake of the massive attack that left 132 dead and counting, an unsettling … Continue reading →
Read the IIP Blog
Over the summer, follow the IIP interns as they blog from various locations around the world.
- Aug 26 11:40AM
- Feeling Settled?
- A few weeks into my time in Guatemala, this trip has started to feel less like a vacation and more like a real home. With orientation complete, and our Penn mentors having left us to explore the summer ourselves, I have settled into a comfortable daily routine: I wake up around 7am without needing an alarm, a normally […]
- Aug 15 10:05AM
- In Preparation for Ghana
- In a recent print advertisement for Turkish Airlines titled the “Far East Awaits You”, a cast of characteristically Asian characters are arranged in an airport lobby, as if posing for a class photograph. There is the Hindu elephant God Ganesha, seated next to a snake charmer and sitar-playing Sikh. Behind them appear to be a […]
- Aug 9 4:33PM
- Out With the Old, In With the New
- “India is a land of contradictions,” was the insight I received from a previous intern a few weeks before I departed on my own internship abroad. I acknowledged this as a superficial warning about the classic head nod implying ‘no’ but really indicating ‘yes’ — I was already aware of this phenomenon! However, this observation […]