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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.

2018 Locations

The Alps

The Alps

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

August 11 - 23, 2018

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 10 - 23, 2018

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Penn in Buenos Aires has been canceled for Summer 2018. Please check back next Fall for updated program offerings for Summer 2019.


Cannes, France

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

May 6 – 20, 2018

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Experience the riches of Cuba’s art and architecture through the lens of a post-Revolution society.

May 21 - June 15, 2018

London, England

London, England

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

June 16 – July 21, 2018

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

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

May 17 – June 23, 2018

Tours, France

Tours, France

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

May 19 – June 29, 2018

*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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