University of Pennsylvania Virtual English Language Standalone Program

Language Standalone
Times Top 10
Delivery Method:
Virtual
Duration:
Single Term

About the Program

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a living testament to the vision of America’s Founding Fathers: strive for greatness and produce the finest minds for future generations. Expand your horizons at this Ivy League institution, which has produced over 35 Nobel laureates, more billionaire alumni than any other university globally, and the highest number of graduates who have gone to become Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

With 12-16 students per class, individual support improves language skill

Join the ranks of UPenn alumni: Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, John Legend

Choose from over 25 advanced elective courses

Diversity in UPenn language courses makes for a perfect social environment

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
None
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Law, Engineering, Psychology

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Shina Lee

Freshmen in my semester participated in almost every school event, which is a really good idea and a great way to get to know the school and make friends quickly.

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About the University

University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania lives the Founding Father’s aspiration: to be a school that produces greatness and educates the finest of future generations. 

Penn has affiliations with over 25 Nobel Laureates, including economist Lawrence Klein, physicist Raymond Davis Jr, and many heads of state. Penn’s arts and sciences programs rank in the national top 10, and graduate prospects are among the brightest in the world, with Penn boasting more billionaire alumni than any other university globally and one of the highest numbers of graduates who become Fortune 500 CEOs.

Learn more at University of Pennsylvania's official website.

Academics

University of Pennsylvania's Academic Approach

The University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs offer unparalleled opportunities to learn English through an Ivy League university. This unique remote experience created by the University of Pennsylvania will differ from other virtual courses by offering the following benefits:

  • You receive written and video feedback from world-renowned instructors on your assignments and presentations
  • You participate in dynamic live sessions with instructors and peers, as well as completing a project with your virtual team. Instructors and peers will provide individualized support to keep you progressing and help you finish the course

Upon completion, you receive a Penn Certificate that states number of equivalent coursework hours.

Courses

About the Course
English for Leadership and Innovation (ELI) introduces you to academic subjects in English and prepares you to communicate more clearly and confidently in a university environment. Throughout the course, you participate in dynamic live sessions with instructors and peers, complete a project with your virtual team, receive written and video feedback from your instructors, and attend virtual guest lectures from Penn professors in different departments.

Instructors provide individualized support to keep you progressing and help you finish the course. You also have access to extracurricular activities. You have the opportunity to participate in regular conversation hours, cultural activities, and games with other students in the course, and explore other virtual opportunities offered by Penn and Philadelphia organizations. 

What You Gain
You gain strategies for effective leadership and communication by analyzing successful leaders and your leadership styles as well as exploring of students’ own leadership styles. You focus on how teams develop, learn, and achieve success together and the ways in which leaders emerge.

The course also focuses on the ways technological innovations are shaping the world today and how they affect our lives now and in the future. You develop speaking strategies for discussion and practice using this language in class meetings and speaking assignments such as recorded presentations and discussion boards.

Classroom Hours
Synchronous: 5 hours per week
Asynchronous: 10 hours per week (includes independent and group work)

*SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon enrollment in one course.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university - and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT: 57+
  • IELTS: 5.5+
  • TOEIC: 550+
  • CET-4: 450
  • CET-6: 425
  • DET: 85

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2022

Program dates:
Early August - Late August
Fees Starting From:
$
1,620

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization, we’ve set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. Regardless of your type of study, we have your back and support your health and safety in the virtual world, too.
24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you throughout your enrollment

Program-Specific Information

Heath and safety information prepared based on your program

Help In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to wellbeing services

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office that advocates for your interests

Orientation

Admissions Support

We guide you through your digital admission process and help you interact with your intended university

Exclusive Welcome

Meet your tutors, SAF Staff, fellow SAF Scholars at the beginning of your study abroad virtual experience

Connect With Classmates

We arrange digital social activities and cultural events, so you meet other SAF Scholars and local students

Get Digital

We get you set up and settled into your secure digital learning campus, so you’re confident in your new learning environment

Beyond The Classroom

The pre-course tailored virtual orientation encourages you to get the most of your digital overseas study experience

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Virtual Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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