Global Opportunities

We live in a global society, and that’s reflected in every part of Wharton and Penn.

The Wharton and Penn global experience starts with our curriculum, with a wide selection of courses that focus on other countries and regions. And, while nearly all Wharton courses incorporate international business issues and trends, you may want to consider minoring in a language, interning in another country, studying abroad, or participating in international trips.

Study Abroad

Wharton has over 20 programs with the world’s top business schools, specifically designed to fit our curriculum. You can study in countries from Argentina and Italy to China and Australia and take classes that fulfill business and liberal arts requirements.

You can also participate in one of Penn’s more than 100 programs across the globe where Wharton students can take arts and sciences courses.

No matter where you want to go, what you want to study, or what languages you speak, we encourage you to study abroad.

Joan Li’s international and social impact experiences have changed the way she looks at the world.
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Short International Programs

If you want to have an international experience while at Wharton, but you do not want to study abroad for a semester, you can participate in our shorter international trips.

Wharton International Program (WIP)

As early as your freshman year, you will have the opportunity to participate in a 10-day WIP trip to visit business and cultural sites in a different country. Participants also attend lectures at partner schools and earn 0.5 course units. Previous WIP trips have gone to Brazil, Italy, South Korea, India, Israel, France, Costa Rica, Argentina, Portugal, Ecuador, Panama, South Africa, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and China.

WIP courses focus on social impact, retail, or general business.

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Global Modular Courses (GMCs)

GMCs are offered in an intensive workshop format over three to seven days and expose students to a unique combination of local immersion, course concepts, and emerging business issues. Students work across degree programs (undergraduate, full-time MBA, and executive MBA) while gaining first-hand exposure to business challenges and opportunities in regions undergoing rapid change — for example, energy and infrastructure in Brazil and global supply chain management in China.

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