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2017 Locations

The Alps

The Alps

Nature, geology, ecology culture, history and languages of the European Alps in Switzerland and Italy

August 9 - 20, 2017

Berlin and Rotterdam

Berlin, Germany and Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Sustainability, ecological leadership and innovation

June 12 - 24, 2017


Cannes, France

International cinema at the Cannes Film Festival

May 14 – 28, 2017

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Cuban art and architecture

Classroom sessions at Penn:
May 22 - June 2, 2016 and June 19 - 28, 2017
Havana dates:
June 5 - 16, 2017

Kakuma, Kenya

Kakuma, Kenya

History, culture, storytelling and filmmaking

Classroom sessions at Penn:
July 5-11, 2017
Kenya dates:
July 12-26, 2017

London, England

London, England

Theatre, literature, and the arts

June 16 – July 22, 2017

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Immersion into Spanish language, history and culture

May 18 – June 24, 2017

Tours, France

Tours, France

Language, culture and the Loire Valley

May 20 – June 30, 2017

Summer is the perfect time to take an intellectual and cultural journey. Experience life within a global community, learn from a Penn faculty member and earn credit from an Ivy League university. Penn's Summer Abroad programs offer you the opportunity to:

  • Study with an academic leader and subject matter expert
  • Live abroad for a span of weeks, rather than a semester
  • Add an Ivy League institution to your transcript
  • Explore what excites you, alongside other undergraduates
  • Dig deeper into a locale's landscape and culture
  • Expose yourself to new ideas and ways of living

Whether it's exploring the commitment to sustainability in the Netherlands and Germany, studying Latin American art in Cuba or immersing yourself in the language and culture of Argentina, France, Italy or Spain, Penn's professors will inspire you with their intellectual prowess and their passion for the places you will discover together.

Penn Summer Abroad is appropriate for:

  • Domestic undergraduate students studying at an accredited college or university
  • International undergraduate students studying at an accredited college or university

Penn Summer Abroad programs are:

  • Penn faculty-led undergraduate courses offered in 12 exceptional international locations
  • Seven days to six-weeks in length

When successfully completed, Penn Summer Abroad provides college credit, 1 to 2 course unit (c.u.)*, for the successful completion of the program and accompanying assignments.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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