Summer Abroad

Summer can be an excellent time to study abroad, do an internship, conduct research, or gain another type of global experience.

Penn offers a wide variety of programs for students across majors and class years. All Penn students are encouraged to pursue global opportunities during the summer term.

Summer Opportunities

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Summer Study

Summer study abroad opportunities are available for Penn academic credit through Penn Summer Abroad (PSA) that is part of College of Liberal Professional Studies. Each summer, you have the opportunity to obtain one or two course units abroad in a variety of destinations around the world.

Additionally, you may seek summer study abroad opportunities through your home school, through external study abroad providers, or through direct enroll courses at overseas universities. Students who successfully complete courses abroad in the summer and obtain the necessary course approvals from their home school may receive transfer credit at Penn. You should refer to your home school to learn about requirements and the process for obtaining transfer credit. 

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Summer Internships

The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) offers all degree-seeking Penn undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to do an internship or conduct research outside of the United States for 8 to 12 weeks. Students selected for GRIP placements will receive funding from Penn Global to help offset program costs. Students who find their own internship or research project abroad may also apply for funding through the GRIP Funding-Only application.

Handshake, a recruiting platform managed by Career Services, also lists many summer internship placements around the world. You may apply directly through Handshake to any internships listed there, or you may contact Career Services or the individual employer directly with questions regarding Handshake job postings.

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Summer Research

Many summer research opportunities abroad are available through the Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP). In addition, students who find their own research project abroad for 8-12 weeks may also apply for funding through the GRIP Funding-Only application.

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Search by School

In addition to the other programs listed here, individual Penn schools and academic departments often offer summer opportunities abroad. We encourage you to browse your school’s website for global programs they manage and to reach out to your advisors and professors to find out about other opportunities abroad they may recommend.

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Summer Study

Summer study abroad opportunities are available for Penn academic credit through Penn Summer Abroad (PSA) that is part of College of Liberal Professional Studies. Each summer, you have the opportunity to obtain one or two course units abroad in a variety of destinations around the world.

Additionally, you may seek summer study abroad opportunities through your home school, through external study abroad providers, or through direct enroll courses at overseas universities. Students who successfully complete courses abroad in the summer and obtain the necessary course approvals from their home school may receive transfer credit at Penn. You should refer to your home school to learn about requirements and the process for obtaining transfer credit. 

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Summer Internships

The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) offers all degree-seeking Penn undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to do an internship or conduct research outside of the United States for 8 to 12 weeks. Students selected for GRIP placements will receive funding from Penn Global to help offset program costs. Students who find their own internship or research project abroad may also apply for funding through the GRIP Funding-Only application.

Handshake, a recruiting platform managed by Career Services, also lists many summer internship placements around the world. You may apply directly through Handshake to any internships listed there, or you may contact Career Services or the individual employer directly with questions regarding Handshake job postings.

find_in_page

Summer Research

Many summer research opportunities abroad are available through the Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP). In addition, students who find their own research project abroad for 8-12 weeks may also apply for funding through the GRIP Funding-Only application.

school

Search by School

In addition to the other programs listed here, individual Penn schools and academic departments often offer summer opportunities abroad. We encourage you to browse your school’s website for global programs they manage and to reach out to your advisors and professors to find out about other opportunities abroad they may recommend.