Experiential Learning Programs for International Undergraduates

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Global Programs

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies offers two new programs designed for international undergraduate students. These short, intensive programs provide opportunities to put professional knowledge into practice, advance professional communication skills, and explore cultural attractions in the nation’s fifth largest city. The following programs are now accepting applications:

Persuasive Strategies for Entrepreneurship

Courses in this blended language and content program lead students through the process of testing, refining, and selling a new product idea and understanding its target market. Students improve their persuasive skills in speaking and web design to better communicate and sell their new idea. Students develop and use targeted strategies to enhance their persuasive ability in an elevator pitch, a team presentation competition, and a simulated crowdfunding activity.  

The program also includes:

  • Four lectures by Penn faculty and business leaders
  • Social and cultural activities, including a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Phillies baseball game, and a day trip to Washington, DC
  • Two entrepreneurial site visits, one in Washington, DC

US Legal Studies

Courses in this blended language and content program help students understand the US legal system, both criminal and civil aspects, and important Supreme Court decisions. Students demonstrate their understanding of the course concepts by participating in mini-mock trials and researching and presenting landmark Supreme Court cases.       

The program also includes:

  • Four lectures by Penn faculty and people who work in the US justice system
  • Social and cultural activities, including a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a Phillies baseball game
  • A day trip to Washington, DC to visit the Supreme Court
  • Observation of a criminal trial in Philadelphia

Session dates

Session Program dates Application deadline
August 2019 August 5-23, 2019 June 1, 2019
August 2020 August 3-21, 2020 May 29, 2020
 

Program requirements

Students must be 18 years old and have a language test score of TOEFL IBT 57+, IELTS 5.5+, or TOEIC 550+.

Students without test scores may take an online placement test that we provide.

Housing and meals

Students stay in International House Philadelphia next to Penn’s campus. The estimated cost is $1,050.

Penn’s campus offers a variety of food options, and students can cook in International House Philadelphia.

Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

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

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

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