Melissa Jen DiFrancesco

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Senior Global Programs Manager

Melissa serves as a program manager and advisor for Penn Abroad's internships and research opportunities, including the Global Research & Internship Program and Virtual Internships Abroad. Previous to Penn Abroad, Melissa worked at the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies, developing academic programs aimed at promoting the study of Korea and East Asia at the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa holds a BA in International Relations and Chinese from the University of Southern California and received her MS in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She previously studied and worked abroad in Taiwan and China.

For internship & research abroad inquiries: intern-abroad@upenn.edu

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