Penn Summer Global Institute

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June 28 – August 5, 2017

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

Penn Summer Global Institute is a comprehensive academic experience for top undergraduates from around the world with high English language proficiency. In our all-inclusive program, you spend six weeks as a visiting student and experience everything Penn has to offer: earning Ivy League credits alongside other Penn students, living and dining on campus and socializing with other Penn students from the US and abroad. The Penn Summer Global Institute allows you to choose courses from the School of Arts & Sciences that complement your academic path. Along with classes, students benefit from Penn's range of exceptional resources, including academic advising, world-renowned facilities and top-rated instructors.

You also experience the cultural and social features of living on campus in Philadelphia as well as the city’s proximity to other major cities on the east coast. Penn arranges exciting excursions like a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Phillies baseball game, a ghost tour of Old City and lunch at the historic Reading Terminal Market.

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Housing and dining

Living on campus is an essential part of the Penn experience. Your air-conditioned and furnished suites are conveniently located at the heart of our urban campus and the residence halls are staffed 24 hours a day. Your meals are also included with a summer dining plan.

Studying at Penn means so much more than the credits you earn. Take a look at what we have to offer you this summer at Penn.

Penn Summer offers both on- and off-campus housing options for students. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities perfect for relaxing, studying and making lifelong friends.

There’s no shortage of places to eat on campus. From all-you-can-eat cafés to quick and easy markets, Penn dining plans have everything to fit your palate and budget.

As the only American city to be named a World Heritage City, Philadelphia has endless sights to see and is the perfect place to spend your summer. (Photo Credit: Photo by Bob Krist for the PHLCVB)

Use your Penn ID to receive a student discount into the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo Credit: Photo by Paul Loftland for PHLCVB)

It’s not summer in Philadelphia without a trip to Citizens Bank Park to see a Phillies baseball game. Extra credit for dancing with the Phanatic! (Photo Credit: Photo by Bryan Lathrop for PHLCVB)

Extracurricular events

Philadelphia is bursting with festivities during the summer months. The city is home to some of the nation’s top museums and famed for its performing arts, dining, athletic and recreational destinations. There are several extracurricular activities planned for you: an outing to a Major League Baseball game, a visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum and excursions to other local cultural attractions.

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As well as having the opportunity to explore the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia, you can be in New York by bus or train within 2 hours and Washington DC within 3 hours.

 

All-inclusive program fee for 2017

School of Arts & Sciences courses: $11,200
With one Wharton course: $12,678

Program fee includes:

  • Two courses
  • Housing in a double room
  • Student meal plan
  • Half-day student orientation
  • Weekly extracurricular activities
  • Access to student academic advisor

Courses

You may choose any two courses from our Summer Session II offerings, which cover topics as diverse as behavioral psychology, microeconomics, decision theory, astronomy, literature and neurobiology. Once you’ve browsed the course information, you can contact our office for further advice on selecting your courses. For courses that have prerequisites, we will help you determine what course is right for you.

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Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
summer@sas.upenn.edu

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