Global Opportunities The Wharton School

As a student in the Wharton School, you are encouraged to take part in a global experience as part of your time at Penn. Through these global experiences, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to gain career-advancing skills, learn about different culture, and economies, and develop a more sophisticated global perspective. Penn offers a diverse portfolio of global opportunities that enable you to find a program that integrates into your major and meets your goals and interests.

Carissa in Copenhagen
Student Voices
Carissa Zou - Wharton '20

"The education I got abroad was an incredible supplement to my coursework at Penn because I got to engage in conversations about politics, economics, and business from an international perspective, one that stretched beyond the bubble I didn't even know I was in prior to studying abroad."

Opportunities at a Glance
Semester Study Abroad

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 institutions around the globe, including a number of prestigious business schools and institutions in a variety of regions.

Students have a number of program options, including Wharton approved programs, where they can take business and liberal arts courses, as well as CAS approved programs, where they can take courses that satisfy non-business requirements.

Global Research & Internship Program

The Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) enhances your career potential through life-changing global experience. This unique program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern or conduct research outside of the United States for 8 to 12 weeks over the summer. The program offers both pre-approved placements and funding if you have already found an opportunity abroad.

Penn Global Seminars

Penn Global Seminars (PGS) combine intensive semester-long study with a short-term travel component that deepens your understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom. These seminars enable you to take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities regardless of your year or major. The Penn faculty leaders design seminars that travel to unique locations, which offer significant opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.

Wharton Programs

The Wharton School offers two short-term programs:

Wharton Global Modular Courses:  Business courses that run from 3 to 7 days during school breaks and feature lectures, as well as project- and team-based experiential learning in various countries.

Wharton International Program: 7-9 day business courses that combine lectures at partner institutions, company visits, alumni networking, and cultural excursions.

Planning & Resources

As you explore program options and plan for a global experience, there are many resources to guide you through the process. Here are some general resources to learn more about programs, review eligibility requirements and read about the student experience:

Planning & Resources

Wharton School Information

Events & Information Sessions

Questions?  Contact us to learn more, ask questions, or set an appointment to meet an advisor.