Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
2020 SAS summer courses will take place remotely. For undergraduates, please check Penn InTouch for updated summer course information. For graduate and professional students, please consult your schools and programs. Summer study abroad remains cancelled.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or

Visit, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

Penn Summer Global Institute

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May 26 - August 7, 2020

Application deadline: June 1, 2020

The 2020 Penn Summer Global Institute will be held remotely.

Penn Summer Global Institute is a comprehensive academic experience for top undergraduates from around the world with high English language proficiency. The Penn Summer Global Institute allows you to choose courses from the School of Arts and Sciences that complement your academic path. Along with classes, students benefit from Penn's range of exceptional resources, including academic advising and top-rated instructors.

Download: Penn Summer Global Institute Student Handbook

The 2020 Penn Summer Global Institute will be held remotely. Students have the opportunity to engage in any one of our three summer sessions.

  • 11-week Summer Session: May 26 - August 7
  • Summer Session I: May 26 - July 1
  • Summer Session II: July 2 - August 7

Students will be charged the tuition rate for summer courses. The specific tuition cost will depend on the exact courses in which students enroll. Please visit the Penn Summer Sessions Tuition and Fees page to learn more.

Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

You may choose any two courses from any one of our summer sessions: 11-week Summer Session, Summer Session I, Summer Session II. Our courses cover topics as diverse as behavioral psychology, microeconomics, decision theory, astronomy, literature, and neurobiology. Once you’ve browsed the course information, you can contact your advisor for further advice on selecting your courses. For courses that have prerequisites, we will help you determine what course is right for you.

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