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.

Danielle at an afternoon tea session
Student Voices
Danielle Duffalo - Wharton '23

"The classes I took in LSE’s Department of Management helped me build on the business knowledge I’ve gained at Penn while also offering a more global perspective. Outside of the classroom, London proved a great place for further learning, as it is the political and cultural capital of Britain as well as an international financial center of lending and investment around the world. I thoroughly enjoyed my educational experience, and I had a great time meeting students from across the globe and immersing myself in the culture."

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 pre-approved placements in a wide variety of fields and destinations. 

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.