Summer Life at Penn

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Summer is the perfect season to be a student at Penn. With Penn Summer programs, you can enjoy flexible class schedules that allow you to dive into subjects that excite you (and fit into your summer plans). There are more than 300 courses to choose from, so the intellectual and creative opportunities are seemingly boundless. Maybe you’re ready to discover a new language or dust off your old lab coat, either way, Penn Summer has something for you.

A global community of peers join you on Penn’s historic campus for a summer you won’t forget. Learn from our world-renowned instructors, network with experts in your field of interest and take advantage of all that Penn has to offer. From our state-of-the-art medical facilities to our rare books collection, The University of Pennsylvania is sure to inspire you.

While studying at Penn, you are right in the heart of the vibrant University City District—a neighborhood full of great restaurants, shops, parks, film houses and museums. But don’t stop there, the City of Philadelphia is a melting pot of historic charm and modern innovation. As the City of Murals, there is art everywhere you go—and it’s all easily accessible as Philadelphia is one of the most walkable cities in the nation. Peruse cobblestone streets in historic Old City, try out the latest food craze in Northern Liberties or enjoy an urban oasis in Fairmount Park.

Penn Summer is a unique opportunity to advance your academic, professional and personal goals in the Ivy League. Make the most out of your summer by getting an edge, and getting ahead.

Summer on Penn's Campus

Summer on Penn's Campus

Get the most out of your summer experience with all that Penn has to offer.

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Summer in Philadelphia

Summer in Philadelphia

There is no better season to explore Philadelphia’s history, culture, incredible food scene and exciting neighborhoods.

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More than 300 courses

to choose from


Study on-campus,

online or abroad


Programs for every

type of student


Penn Summer

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

(215) 898-7326

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