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 30 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.

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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 shorter international trips.

Wharton International Program (WIP)

As early as your first year, you will have the opportunity to participate in a 7- to 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, England, Panama, South Africa, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and China.

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Wharton Global Modular Courses (GMCs)

Offered in an intensive workshop format over 3-7 days GMCs expose students to a unique combination of local immersion, course concepts, and emerging business issues. Students work across degree programs (undergraduate and MBA) while gaining first-hand exposure to business challenges and opportunities in regions undergoing rapid change, e.g., energy and infrastructure in Brazil, global supply chain management in China.

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Penn Global Seminars (PGS)

Penn Global Seminars combine intensive semester-long study with a short-term travel component that deepens understanding of concepts discussed in the classroom. Students can take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities through PGS regardless of class year or major. Faculty leaders design seminars that travel to unique locations that offer significant opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.

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