Given the growing spread of COVID-19, expanded travel restrictions aimed at containing the virus, and the general uncertainty regarding timelines for the lifting of travel restrictions, the School of Arts and Sciences has decided to suspend all Penn Summer Abroad programs for summer 2020.
Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
Tuition and fees for 2020 will be posted in spring 2020. Please use 2019 costs listed below as general estimates only.
Tuition for summer 2019: $4,392 per course unit*. Please note, tuition for summer 2020 has not yet been released.
Visit the Penn Summer Abroad locations page to find your preferred program and see the number of course units and total tuition.
In addition to tuition, each Penn Summer Abroad program charges a fee to cover the cost of accommodation. Additional expenses such as meals, local transportation, cultural activities and organized excursions may also be included in the program fee.
Visit the Penn Summer Abroad locations page to find your preferred program and what its fee covers. We also recommend that you review the estimated cost worksheet under the “Tuition and Fees” section of your program page, which can help you plan for additional direct expenses such as airfare.
Please note that all participants are required to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit upon committal to all Penn Summer Abroad programs. That deposit will be credited to students’ accounts when final program costs are posted.
Please contact Student Financial Services for all questions relating to financial aid eligibility and options.
You are encouraged to make an appointment with your financial aid advisor early in the application process to determine your eligibility for summer term financial aid.
In the spring, when the Summer School Undergraduate Financial Aid application is live, we will post a link on this page.
Non-Penn students should apply for financial aid from their home institution.
Penn undergraduates who currently receive financial aid are also eligible to apply for The William A. Levi Travel Fellowship.