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
Bilaal Azeer, CAS '22

"The trip did not simply provide me with a deeper understanding of the culture and history of Delhi, but it also enhanced what I was already learning in class in ways which I could not imagine. Exploring Delhi’s monuments firsthand offered me a unique lens from which to understand how the political and social fluctuations of colonial and independent India influenced Delhi's physical past."

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

Questions about PGS? Contact pgs-abroad@upenn.edu.