Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Page
As of March 12, 2020, Penn Summer Sessions are scheduled to run as planned. The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is fluid and being monitored closely. Please check back periodically for updates. Should there be any changes to the policy that impacts our decision to hold courses this summer, we are committed to providing timely updates via email. Should any of these programs be cancelled, students will receive a full refund of program fees at that time.

Our campus task force is monitoring the situation daily and making active decisions as we receive new information. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our campus community. You can stay updated with all developments on Penn’s special coronavirus webpage.

Penn Summer Programs for International Students

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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, one of the top US cities to visit, according to U.S. News and World Report, Travel+Leisure, and Lonely Planet.

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 small class sizes
  • Immerse yourself in the 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

As an international student, here are the programs you can consider:

Penn Summer Global Institute

Penn Summer Global Institute

If you are a top international undergraduate with high English proficiency and a strong academic background, consider enrolling in Penn Summer Global Institute—a six-week academic experience that allows you to take 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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3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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