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Penn Summer Global Institute

Penn Summer Global Institute

On-campus program

  • June 28 – August 6, 2022

Remote program

  • 11-week Summer Session: May 23 – August 5, 2022

  • Summer Session I: May 23 – June 29, 2022

  • Summer Session II: June 30 – August 5, 2022

Applications are now closed.

Penn Summer Global Institute is a comprehensive academic experience for top undergraduates from around the world with high English language proficiency. In our all-inclusive program, you spend six weeks as a visiting student and experience everything Penn has to offer: earning Ivy League credits alongside other Penn students, living on campus, and socializing with other Penn students from the US and abroad. 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, world-renowned facilities, and top-rated instructors.

You also experience the cultural and social features of living on campus in Philadelphia as well as the city’s proximity to other major cities on the east coast. Penn arranges exciting local cultural and historic excursions during your stay in Philadelphia.

For summer 2022, there will also be an option to enroll in a remote version of the Penn Summer Global Institute. Students will be able to engage in online coursework and meet other students through virtual programming.

Download: Penn Summer Global Institute Student Handbook

On-campus program schedule

  • June 28, 2022: Housing move-in
  • June 29, 2022: Program orientation (required)
  • June 30, 2019: Classes begin
  • August 5, 2022: Classes end
  • August 6, 2022: Housing move out

Remote program schedule

Students enrolled in the 2022 remote version of the Penn Summer Global Institute have the opportunity to engage in any one of our three summer sessions.

Housing and dining: Living on campus is an essential part of the Penn experience. Your air-conditioned and furnished suites are conveniently located at the heart of our urban campus and the residence halls are staffed 24 hours a day. You also have the option to enroll in a summer dining plan which allows you to eat at our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls as well as various retail locations on campus.

Extracurricular events: Philadelphia is bursting with festivities during the summer months. The city is home to some of the nation’s top museums and is famed for its performing arts, dining, athletic and recreational destinations. There are several extracurricular activities planned for you, like a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Phillies baseball game, a 360-degree view of the city from One Liberty Observation Deck, and more.

As well as having the opportunity to explore the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia, you can be in New York by bus or train within two hours and Washington, DC within three hours.


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

On-campus students will be charged an all-inclusive program fee. This program fee includes:

  • Two courses
  • Housing in a double room
  • Half-day student orientation
  • Weekly extracurricular activities
  • Access to student academic advisor

The all-inclusive program fee for summer 2022 Is $12,876.

On-campus students may choose any two courses from our Summer Session II offerings, while remote program students may choose any two courses from any one of our summer sessions: 11-week Summer Session, Summer Session I, or Summer Session II. Our summer 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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