Establish yourself in a new global community through extended study for a semester or year. This is the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds and gain experience that you will carry with you in your career, and throughout your life. Penn Abroad partners with institutions around the globe that are academically well-matched for engineering students with a variety of programs approved for SEAS credit.
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As an engineering student, it is important to broaden your studies and take advantage of the variety of global opportunities available to you. Along with Penn Engineering, we strongly encourage you to take part in a global experience as part of your time at Penn. Through these global experiences, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to gain career-advancing skills, learn about different cultures and economies, and develop a more sophisticated global perspective. Penn offers a diverse portfolio of global opportunities that enables you to find a program that integrates into your major and meets your goals and interests.
"What I liked most about my favorite class is that it introduced me to lesser-known neighborhoods around London that I might have missed otherwise. By taking classes specific to the city where I was studying, I left London feeling incredibly connected to its history and culture."
Semester Study Abroad
Program LengthSemester or YearOther FeaturesEarn Penn CreditUse Aid
Global Research & Internship Program
Program Length8 - 12 Weeks SummerOther FeaturesFunding AwardsPlacements Available
The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) enhances your career potential through life-changing global experience. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research outside of the United States for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer. The program offers both pre-approved placements and funding if you have already found an opportunity abroad.
Penn Global Seminars
Program LengthShort-Term Embedded TravelOther FeaturesFaculty-LedFlat Program Fee
Penn Global Seminars (PGS) combine intensive semester-long study with a short-term travel component that deepens your understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom. These seminars enable you to take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities regardless of your year or major. The Penn faculty leaders design seminars that travel to unique locations, which offer significant opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.
Program OptionsService LearningSummer Research
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a number of interesting global opportunities that include:
Service Learning: A unique form of outreach that allows you to engage in an act of service while applying knowledge and gaining hands-on experience.
International Summer Research (ISURE): Spend 8-12 weeks working on a research project in one of SEAS’ partner institutions abroad.
As you explore program options and plan for a global experience, there are many resources to guide you through the process. Here are some general resources to learn more about programs, review eligibility requirements and read about the student experience: