Meet with an Advisor

The Penn Abroad team works directly with you to explore program options, apply to programs, and navigate the process of going abroad. We offer a variety of information sessions, events, and advising sessions aimed at answering your questions and helping you take the next step.

Find Your Advisor

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Discuss Your Options

Not sure what programs we offer or what is the best option for you?

  • Attend an event or information session to explore and learn more about the different types of global opportunities available to Penn students. In addition, you’re invited to learn more about global opportunities at Penn by viewing PA101 on demand.
     

  • Participate in virtual drop-in hours. This is an opportunity exclusively for students who have not yet selected a program or region of interest. You will be able to learn more and ask questions about a variety of global program options to meet your academic, personal, and professional interests.

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Semester Abroad

Due to COVID-19, Penn Abroad’s regular Semester Abroad programming will not run in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The next application cycle for Semester Abroad will be in the 2021 – 2022 academic year. We will begin advising and opening applications for fall and academic year 2021 in the upcoming months. By joining our mailing list, you will receive an email when our Semester Abroad advising resumes.

Drop-in advising will continue for general inquiries about global opportunities at Penn through this time. In addition, you’re invited to learn more about global opportunities at Penn through viewing PA101 on demand.

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Global Research & Internship Program

GRIP Summer 2021 advising will be conducted virtually in small groups of 3-5 students. Advising sessions are 45 minutes long. Successfully completing a group advising session is mandatory in order to complete the GRIP summer 2021 application. 

GRIP Summer 2021 advising is based on your career industry of interest. GRIP advising is broken into the following industry categories: 

  • Business & Communications  

  • Engineering & Health Sciences  

  • Education, Community Development & Sustainability 

  • Humanities & Social Sciences  

  • General Advising  

If you are interested in multiple industries, you do not need to go to multiple sessions. Please attend the session that best matches your interests and your schedule. There are some internship placements that are dynamic and span multiple career industries. If you cannot make the times of the sessions offered for your industry of interest, you can attend a General GRIP Advising session.  

Schedule a GRIP Group Advising Session

GRIP placements within each advising industry:  

  • Business & Communications  
    Ashoka, Business in Sydney, Cocoa360, Drishti Works, Elephant Community Press, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, Etonkids Educational Group, FinTech in Medellin, Generations for Peace, Keru, KK Fund, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, NoCamels.com, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, The Laurence Sterne Trust, The OPEN Classroom
     

  • Engineering & Health Sciences 
    Community Development in Ecuador, Drishti Works, Engineering in Seoul, Engineering Research in Aachen, Engineering Research in Singapore, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, FinTech in Medellin, Nursing Research in Dublin, Science Workshop, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, World Medical Association
     

  • Education, Community Development & Sustainability 
    Community Development in Ecuador, Elephant Community Press, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, Etonkids Educational Group, Generations for Peace, Keru, Science Workshop, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, The OPEN Classroom
     

  • Humanities & Social Sciences 
    Archaeological Excavation in Armenia, Community Development in Ecuador, Generations for Peace, The Laurence Sterne Trust, Law & International Affairs in Beijing, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, Social Science Research in Auckland

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Penn Global Seminars

An advising session is not required as part of the Penn Global Seminars application process. If you are interested in learning more about Penn Global Seminars virtual drop-in advising is a great way to learn more and ask questions. Advising is also available by appointment by contacting pgs-abroad@upenn.edu. We also invite you to stay up to date on PGS and Penn Abroad by joining our mailing list.

Note: Advising meetings are a great way to learn about the Penn Global Seminars courses and the application process. They are not intended to provide applicants with advice related to program competitiveness or how to gain an advantage over another applicant. 

explore

Discuss Your Options

Not sure what programs we offer or what is the best option for you?

  • Attend an event or information session to explore and learn more about the different types of global opportunities available to Penn students. In addition, you’re invited to learn more about global opportunities at Penn by viewing PA101 on demand.
     

  • Participate in virtual drop-in hours. This is an opportunity exclusively for students who have not yet selected a program or region of interest. You will be able to learn more and ask questions about a variety of global program options to meet your academic, personal, and professional interests.

public

Semester Abroad

Due to COVID-19, Penn Abroad’s regular Semester Abroad programming will not run in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The next application cycle for Semester Abroad will be in the 2021 – 2022 academic year. We will begin advising and opening applications for fall and academic year 2021 in the upcoming months. By joining our mailing list, you will receive an email when our Semester Abroad advising resumes.

Drop-in advising will continue for general inquiries about global opportunities at Penn through this time. In addition, you’re invited to learn more about global opportunities at Penn through viewing PA101 on demand.

work

Global Research & Internship Program

GRIP Summer 2021 advising will be conducted virtually in small groups of 3-5 students. Advising sessions are 45 minutes long. Successfully completing a group advising session is mandatory in order to complete the GRIP summer 2021 application. 

GRIP Summer 2021 advising is based on your career industry of interest. GRIP advising is broken into the following industry categories: 

  • Business & Communications  

  • Engineering & Health Sciences  

  • Education, Community Development & Sustainability 

  • Humanities & Social Sciences  

  • General Advising  

If you are interested in multiple industries, you do not need to go to multiple sessions. Please attend the session that best matches your interests and your schedule. There are some internship placements that are dynamic and span multiple career industries. If you cannot make the times of the sessions offered for your industry of interest, you can attend a General GRIP Advising session.  

Schedule a GRIP Group Advising Session

GRIP placements within each advising industry:  

  • Business & Communications  
    Ashoka, Business in Sydney, Cocoa360, Drishti Works, Elephant Community Press, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, Etonkids Educational Group, FinTech in Medellin, Generations for Peace, Keru, KK Fund, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, NoCamels.com, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, The Laurence Sterne Trust, The OPEN Classroom
     

  • Engineering & Health Sciences 
    Community Development in Ecuador, Drishti Works, Engineering in Seoul, Engineering Research in Aachen, Engineering Research in Singapore, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, FinTech in Medellin, Nursing Research in Dublin, Science Workshop, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, World Medical Association
     

  • Education, Community Development & Sustainability 
    Community Development in Ecuador, Elephant Community Press, Environmental Sustainability in Ho Chi Minh City, Etonkids Educational Group, Generations for Peace, Keru, Science Workshop, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, The OPEN Classroom
     

  • Humanities & Social Sciences 
    Archaeological Excavation in Armenia, Community Development in Ecuador, Generations for Peace, The Laurence Sterne Trust, Law & International Affairs in Beijing, Social Impact in Buenos Aires, Social Science Research in Auckland

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Penn Global Seminars

An advising session is not required as part of the Penn Global Seminars application process. If you are interested in learning more about Penn Global Seminars virtual drop-in advising is a great way to learn more and ask questions. Advising is also available by appointment by contacting pgs-abroad@upenn.edu. We also invite you to stay up to date on PGS and Penn Abroad by joining our mailing list.

Note: Advising meetings are a great way to learn about the Penn Global Seminars courses and the application process. They are not intended to provide applicants with advice related to program competitiveness or how to gain an advantage over another applicant.