Penn Global Seminars

Penn Global Seminars combine intensive semester-long study with a short-term travel component that deepens your understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom.

You are able to take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities through Penn Global Seminars (PGS) regardless of your class year or major. The Penn faculty leaders design seminars that travel to unique locations, which offer significant opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.

Other Program Features and Facts:    

  • Courses options for students across majors and years

  • A flat program fee of only $950 that covers all travel expenses including, round-trip airfare

  • Financial aid packages can be applied to support the cost of the program fee

  • Open to full-time, degree-seeking Penn undergraduates

  • A PGS course is worth 1 C.U. and will appear on your transcript as a standard Penn course

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The Student Experience Abroad
Pearl Subramanian, CAS '20

"The semester-long seminar included a two-week travel component to Nanjing and Shanghai, China. This Global Seminar was a perfect complement to my major and academic interests, providing an opportunity to get both local (US) knowledge about environmental health as well as an international experience. It was truly a hands-on learning experience, and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to have gone abroad through Penn, all the while satisfying academic requirements in my major."

PGS Information & Next Steps

Take the next steps and learn more by reviewing courses and understanding the application process.

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Information for Faculty

Lead a Penn Global Seminar (PGS)

Penn Abroad accepts new proposals for Penn Global Seminars each year. More details and instructions can be viewed here.

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Application Process

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Course Offerings by Term

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Information for Faculty

Lead a Penn Global Seminar (PGS)

Penn Abroad accepts new proposals for Penn Global Seminars each year. More details and instructions can be viewed here.

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Meet with an Advisor