Four years at Penn prepares students to navigate tomorrow’s complex global landscape by involving them in today’s: Students from across the disciplines and around the world participate in international learning opportunities and gain an education in global citizenship.

Services for international students and scholars at Penn (ISSS)

Penn Global

Penn Global partners with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative global strategies, initiatives, and programs that integrate knowledge across disciplines to address key issues. Penn Global also provides important services in support of University endeavors, such as study abroad programs, immigration services for international students, and operational and compliance support for international projects.

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English Language Programs
Penn ELP offers instruction in English as a second or international language as well as related testing, consulting services, and cross-cultural training.

Outreach and Partnerships
A number of campus groups and partnerships provide avenues for international students to dialogue with Penn administrators and government agencies about matters of importance to them and their families.

International Travel
International travel information for current students and scholars whose immigration status has been sponsored by Penn.

From Devastation, Stories of Hope and Resilience

On a summer field trip, students assisted in the filming of virtual reality videos of artists in Puerto Rico reacting to Hurricane Maria.

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Admissions for international students

Undergraduate Students
International students interested in applying to undergraduate programs at Penn can find information about application requirements, cost and financial aid, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Graduate Students
International students interested in applying to graduate programs at Penn can find information about each of the University’s 116 graduate and professional programs, as well as general information about testing requirements and links to the admissions offices at Penn’s 12 graduate schools.