Penn Summer Programs for International Students

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Penn’s excellence in teaching and innovative research attracts the world’s most capable scholars. Our student population reflects the University’s commitment to global diversity.

Studying at Penn can make a positive impact on your educational and professional aspirations. Plus, our beautiful 302-acre urban campus provides an ideal entry point to explore Philadelphia, “the top US city to visit in 2015,” according to The New York Times.

Our Summer Programs are designed to expand your intellectual horizons and give you a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Whatever Penn program you choose to explore, you have the opportunity to:

  • Study alongside your international academic peers
  • Experience university life in the Ivy League
  • Earn a world-class education
  • Take advantage of smaller class sizes
  • Immerse yourself in the language and culture of a vibrant American city
  • Boost your English language skills and confidence
  • Study abroad for a few weeks for a compact, yet fulfilling experience

Here are the programs you, as an international student, can consider:

Penn Summer Global Institute

Penn Summer Global Institute

If you are a top international undergraduate with high English proficiency, consider enrolling in Penn Summer Global Institute—a six-week academic experience that allows you to enroll in two summer courses and earn college credit.

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English Language Programs

English Language Programs

Penn's English Language Programs help you refine and develop your English language skills while immersing yourself in US culture. Whether you want to learn English for professional, academic or personal gain, there are several non-credit options for you to consider during the summer.

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Custom Programs

Custom Programs

Penn Summer offers flexible customized programs in collaboration with international universities and organizations. By partnering with Penn, your institution gains access to our leading global educators who design educational packages to meet needs and accomplish goals.

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Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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