Erica Sebastian

Portrait of Erica
Senior Associate Director

Erica serves as the deputy director of Penn Abroad and supports all global programming and initiatives for Penn students. She specifically oversees the management and development of the internships and research abroad programming (including the Global Research & Internship Program and Virtual Internships Abroad), semester and academic year study abroad, marketing and outreach initiatives, and new program development. She also supports Penn Abroad’s initiatives related to technology, data reporting, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Erica joined Penn from Princeton University, where she served as the Associate Director of Study Abroad. Prior to Princeton, Erica held positions in international education at Drexel University and the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. Erica holds a BA in international studies and Spanish from the University of Oregon, and an MS in global and international education from Drexel University. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Spain and completed a semester-long internship in Cuba, and after graduation went on to live and work in Argentina.

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