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Courses: In the summer 2021 term, undergraduate courses in Arts & Sciences, Wharton, Weitzman School of Design, and School of Engineering & Applied Sciences will be delivered 100% online.
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Penn Summer Global Institute

Penn Summer Global Institute

11-week Summer Session: May 24 – August 6, 2021
Summer Session I: May 24 – June 30, 2021
Summer Session II: July 1 – August 6, 2021

Application deadline: May 10, 2021

Penn Summer Global Institute is a comprehensive academic experience for top undergraduates from around the world with high English language proficiency. 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 and top-rated instructors.

Download: Penn Summer Global Institute Student Handbook

The 2021 Penn Summer Global Institute will be held remotely. Students have the opportunity to engage in any one of our three summer sessions.

  • 11-Week Summer Session: May 24 – August 6, 2021
  • Summer Session I: May 24 – June 30, 2021
  • Summer Session II: July 1 – August 6, 2021

Students will be charged the tuition rate for summer courses. The specific tuition cost will depend on the exact courses in which students enroll. Please visit the Penn Summer Sessions Tuition and Fees page to learn more.

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

You may choose any two courses from any one of our summer sessions: 11-week Summer Session, Summer Session 1, or Summer Session II. Our 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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