Semester Abroad

While participating in a semester abroad program, you will have the opportunity to establish yourself in a new global community through extended study for a semester or year.

This is the opportunity to embrace and adapt to new challenges, collaborate with people from different backgrounds, and gain experience that you will carry with you in your career and throughout your life. Penn Abroad partners with top institutions around the globe and collaborates with Penn’s undergraduate schools to offer programs for students across academic disciplines.

Program Features:

  • Earn Penn credit while you are abroad

  • Use financial aid and scholarships, in most cases, just as you would at Penn

  • Enhance language skills and cultural competence in an immersive, academic environment

  • Develop lifelong friendships with students from all over the world

  • Gain soft skills that will translate from study abroad to career goals post-graduation

Student Andy Nguyen during a semester abroad in Asia.
The Student Experience Abroad
Andy Nguyen, CAS '20

"During my time on exchange at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, I was able to take many classes that explored the fundamental ethics and principles of technology and its interactions with society. I was exposed to diverse viewpoints and opinions on technology and its impact on culture and society."

Information & Next Steps

Take the next steps and learn more by reading stories from past participants, understanding the application process, and searching the many exciting program options.

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Application Process

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Penn abroad hosts events that are aimed to connect you to the many global opportunities open to Penn students. Advisors are also available to answer student questions and assist you as you plan and prepare.

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Penn Abroad is offering a limited number of programs in Fall 2021. Details are outlined on our Fall 2021 Abroad Locations & FAQs page.

Penn Abroad has not yet defined its portfolio of program offerings for Spring 2022. Penn Abroad will begin advising and opening applications for Spring 2022 Semester Abroad opportunities in June 2021. By joining our mailing list, you will receive an email when Semester Abroad advising resumes and our Spring 2022 portfolio is announced.

In the interim, all semester and academic year opportunities will be available to view in PASSPORT from mid-April onward. Please note that while all opportunities will be available for view, the final portfolio of offerings for Spring 2022 will not be confirmed until a later date.

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Access Your Application

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Application Process

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Financial Information

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Connect with Us

Penn abroad hosts events that are aimed to connect you to the many global opportunities open to Penn students. Advisors are also available to answer student questions and assist you as you plan and prepare.

search

Search Programs

Penn Abroad is offering a limited number of programs in Fall 2021. Details are outlined on our Fall 2021 Abroad Locations & FAQs page.

Penn Abroad has not yet defined its portfolio of program offerings for Spring 2022. Penn Abroad will begin advising and opening applications for Spring 2022 Semester Abroad opportunities in June 2021. By joining our mailing list, you will receive an email when Semester Abroad advising resumes and our Spring 2022 portfolio is announced.

In the interim, all semester and academic year opportunities will be available to view in PASSPORT from mid-April onward. Please note that while all opportunities will be available for view, the final portfolio of offerings for Spring 2022 will not be confirmed until a later date.

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Access Your Application

Questions about Semester Abroad? Contact goabroad@upenn.edu.