Penn Summer Abroad

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Penn Summer Abroad offers you the opportunity to study in exciting international locations for a span of weeks, rather than a semester while still getting the full cultural experience. Dig deep into topics that excite you with Penn faculty experts, meet peers who share your interests and discover new ideas and ways of life around the globe.

Our programs are open to:

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

Penn Summer Abroad provides Penn credit, one to two course units (c.u.)*, for the successful completion of the program and accompanying assignments.

2019 Locations

The Alps

The Alps

Hike your way through breathtaking terrain while digging into earth and environmental sciences.

August 12 - August 24, 2019

Berlin and Rotterdam

Berlin, Germany and Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Stay on the cutting edge of environmental and urban sustainability, and network with the world’s leading minds.

June 16 - June 29, 2019


Cannes, France

Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study cinema while attending the world’s most famous film festival.

May 12 - May 26, 2019

London, England

London, England

Examine the masterpieces of British authors and playwrights in the center of the literary and dramatic universe.

June 15 - July 20, 2019

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Master your Spanish language skills, live like a local and explore a majestic European country.

May 23 - June 29, 2019

Tours, France

Tours, France

Discover France’s exquisite countryside through cultural tours, a host family stay and courses taught completely in French.

May 18 - June 28, 2019


*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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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

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