Program Eligibility

Participation in a global opportunity at the University of Pennsylvania will add an unparalleled lens to your time at Penn as you explore a new city, culture, and lifestyle, while concurrently advancing your academic and career goals. To ensure your success while abroad, it is important you meet the eligibility criteria for your program of interest. Every Penn Abroad program maintains its own eligibility criteria specific to the goals and competencies needed for success on that programming type. In addition, all Penn Abroad programs share common eligibility criteria governing conduct and academic integrity. Success abroad is a joint effort between you and the Penn Abroad team. Review all eligibility criteria below prior to preparing an application for a global opportunity at Penn Abroad.

Penn Abroad Universal Policy on Conduct & Academic Integrity 

Disciplinary status may affect an applicant’s eligibility to participate in a global program. Penn Abroad will consult with the Center for Community Standards and Accountability (CSA) and the Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer (AVP) to determine whether the applicant has a disciplinary record as a result of a violation of any of the University’s Codes, and will determine whether the nature or circumstances of any infractions will have an impact on the applicant's eligibility to participate in a global program. 

Students participating in a global opportunity are required to observe the laws of the host country and all academic and disciplinary regulations in effect at the host institution or organization. Students who violate the laws of the host country may face legal proceedings in that country and may be subject to consequences including arrest and criminal sanctions. While participating in a program abroad, students remain concurrently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and continue to be subject to all University policies, including Penn’s Code of Student Conduct, Code of Academic Integrity, and Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, and Stalking policy. Students who violate any policies of the University or host institution laws or pertinent contractual requirements of the host institution before departure or during their time abroad may be immediately withdrawn from the program and may be subject to discipline. Costs associated with an involuntary withdrawal from the program, including flights or unrecoverable costs, are the student’s responsibility. Further, a student who is withdrawn from a program abroad is not entitled to any refund of tuition or fees.