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. Penn Abroad hosts weekly PA101 sessions throughout the semester to help you learn more and to ask questions.
     

  • Participate in 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

A Semester Abroad advising session is required before you can open an application. All students interested in Semester Abroad are welcome to join an advising session, however, we are only opening applications for the current application cycle.  

Follow the link below to schedule your advising appointment in our office at 3539 Locust Walk. Please arrive on time, as each group session may include up to 20 students.

In-person appointments in our office require the use of stairs. For assistance or to request accommodations, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

How to Open a Semester/Year Abroad Application

Step 1

  • REQUIRED. Attend a group Semester Abroad Advising session:

    • Register on Calendly

    • Sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM and Fridays at 3:00 PM. Advising lasts approximately one hour.

    • Students are required to attend the entire session. Please plan your schedule accordingly, and only select a session for which you can attend the full 60 minutes.

Step 2

  • After attending an advising session, contact the relevant Global Programs Manager (GPM) to open your application. The Global Programs Manager will check your academic eligibility prior to opening the application.

Step 3

  • RECOMMENDED. Attend an additional group information session to understand your program options in certain regions or disciplines.  Group sessions will be offered and are highly recommended for the following locations/disciplines:

    • Understanding your program options in the United Kingdom

    • Understanding your program options in Australia & New Zealand

    • Understanding your program options in Spain

    • Understanding your program options as a Nursing student

    • Understanding your program options as an Engineering student

Students interested in any other regions or needing a follow-up advising appointment after the group session may schedule an individual advising appointment with their relevant GPM. More information on how to register will be distributed at the conclusion of the required Semester Abroad Advising session.

Step 4

  • Complete and submit your Penn Abroad application prior to the deadline!

    • Don’t forget to get academic approval from your regional Home School Academic Advisor for Study Abroad or your major advisor (College students only).

Please note that Semester Abroad advising is unavailable annually from October 1 – early November and March 2 – April 1 for application review. During these timeframes, all students can come to drop-in hours and/or look out for upcoming events to learn more. If you have a question, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

Fall

  • Advising begins in November of the preceding academic year.

  • Applications are generally due early February to early March (always refer to the program brochure for the exact program deadline).

Spring

  • Advising begins in April of the preceding academic year.

  • Applications are generally due early September to early October (always refer to the program brochure for the exact program deadline).

Still deciding or exploring Penn’s global opportunities more broadly? Visit our Why Go Abroad resources to begin defining your goals and exploring program options. We also offer a variety of events, weekly PA101 sessions, and drop-in hours exclusively for those who are just beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply. If you have a question, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

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Global Research & Internship Program

Interested in learning more about the Global Research & Internship Program for Summer 2023? Attend an upcoming information session to ask questions and get advice about choosing a placement and preparing your application. You can also sign up for drop-in hours or attend a PA101 session exclusively for those who are beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply.

Questions can also be directed to intern-abroad@upenn.edu. You are also invited to join our mailing list to receive reminders, updates on programs, events, and future application deadlines.

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Penn Global Seminars

An advising session is not required as part of the Penn Global Seminars application process. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Penn Global Seminars program, we offer a variety of events, PA101 sessions, and drop-in hours exclusively for those who are beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply. You are also invited to join our mailing list to receive reminders, updates on programs, events, and future application deadlines. Advising is available by appointment by contacting pgs-abroad@upenn.edu

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. 

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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. Penn Abroad hosts weekly PA101 sessions throughout the semester to help you learn more and to ask questions.
     

  • Participate in 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

A Semester Abroad advising session is required before you can open an application. All students interested in Semester Abroad are welcome to join an advising session, however, we are only opening applications for the current application cycle.  

Follow the link below to schedule your advising appointment in our office at 3539 Locust Walk. Please arrive on time, as each group session may include up to 20 students.

In-person appointments in our office require the use of stairs. For assistance or to request accommodations, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

How to Open a Semester/Year Abroad Application

Step 1

  • REQUIRED. Attend a group Semester Abroad Advising session:

    • Register on Calendly

    • Sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM and Fridays at 3:00 PM. Advising lasts approximately one hour.

    • Students are required to attend the entire session. Please plan your schedule accordingly, and only select a session for which you can attend the full 60 minutes.

Step 2

  • After attending an advising session, contact the relevant Global Programs Manager (GPM) to open your application. The Global Programs Manager will check your academic eligibility prior to opening the application.

Step 3

  • RECOMMENDED. Attend an additional group information session to understand your program options in certain regions or disciplines.  Group sessions will be offered and are highly recommended for the following locations/disciplines:

    • Understanding your program options in the United Kingdom

    • Understanding your program options in Australia & New Zealand

    • Understanding your program options in Spain

    • Understanding your program options as a Nursing student

    • Understanding your program options as an Engineering student

Students interested in any other regions or needing a follow-up advising appointment after the group session may schedule an individual advising appointment with their relevant GPM. More information on how to register will be distributed at the conclusion of the required Semester Abroad Advising session.

Step 4

  • Complete and submit your Penn Abroad application prior to the deadline!

    • Don’t forget to get academic approval from your regional Home School Academic Advisor for Study Abroad or your major advisor (College students only).

Please note that Semester Abroad advising is unavailable annually from October 1 – early November and March 2 – April 1 for application review. During these timeframes, all students can come to drop-in hours and/or look out for upcoming events to learn more. If you have a question, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

Fall

  • Advising begins in November of the preceding academic year.

  • Applications are generally due early February to early March (always refer to the program brochure for the exact program deadline).

Spring

  • Advising begins in April of the preceding academic year.

  • Applications are generally due early September to early October (always refer to the program brochure for the exact program deadline).

Still deciding or exploring Penn’s global opportunities more broadly? Visit our Why Go Abroad resources to begin defining your goals and exploring program options. We also offer a variety of events, weekly PA101 sessions, and drop-in hours exclusively for those who are just beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply. If you have a question, please contact goabroad@upenn.edu.

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Global Research & Internship Program

Interested in learning more about the Global Research & Internship Program for Summer 2023? Attend an upcoming information session to ask questions and get advice about choosing a placement and preparing your application. You can also sign up for drop-in hours or attend a PA101 session exclusively for those who are beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply.

Questions can also be directed to intern-abroad@upenn.edu. You are also invited to join our mailing list to receive reminders, updates on programs, events, and future application deadlines.

book

Penn Global Seminars

An advising session is not required as part of the Penn Global Seminars application process. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Penn Global Seminars program, we offer a variety of events, PA101 sessions, and drop-in hours exclusively for those who are beginning to navigate the programs available and how to apply. You are also invited to join our mailing list to receive reminders, updates on programs, events, and future application deadlines. Advising is available by appointment by contacting pgs-abroad@upenn.edu

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.