Study Abroad at the University of Pennsylvania

United States Northeast Philadelphia

Study at the United States’ first university, where you’ll become part of 200 years of history. Dream big: Penn’s undergraduate program has produced more billionaire alumni than any other university in the world, and Penn’s Notable alumni include United States presidents, 35 Nobel Laureates, and a multitude of Fortune 500 CEOs. Located in Philadelphia, also known as the City of Brotherly Love, the campus you’ll call home provides proximity to urban conveniences and activities such as festivals and professional sporting events. What’s more, you’re in prime location to explore historic sites, including Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed, marking the birth of the nation.

Academic strength: Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology & Neuroscience
Rankings: Times Top 10
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

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.

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24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

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We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Tomomi Sato
“I was particularly attracted to the University of Pennsylvania because my place of employment is financial, and since this is my second time studying abroad, I wanted to aim for a higher level... the University of Pennsylvania is famous for being a prestigious school and strong in finance, so my choice was easy! ”
Tomomi Sato, Past SAF Student

Vincent's Experience at Penn

"It is important to get out of your comfort zone, so you can reflect and accept new ideas"

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

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Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

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Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

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