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University of Pennsylvania Short-term Study Abroad
Philadelphia PA, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jul)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Science
Short-term Type:
Short-term Duration:
5-6 weeks
Program Description:

University of Pennsylvania - Short-Term Study Abroad
Penn Summer Global Institute
United States - University of Pennsylvania - building           

Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Program description University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 6 weeks of their winter holidays undertaking two undergraduate classes at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as, social and cultural activities in and around Philadelphia.

For more information on courses offered, please click here.
Program dates 28 June to 5 August 2017

Program start dates impact on exam period of Semester 1 2017 (commencing on Monday 19 June 2017). Students must ensure the start date does not conflict with their exam timetable. Students must be in Australia for their exams and Students must understand that no special consideration will be given by the faculty for assessment extensions or deferred exams.

Program end dates impact on Semester 2 2017 lectures (commencing on Monday 31 July 2017). Students must ensure they adhere to their individual attendance requirements for all units of study at the University of Sydney. No special consideration will be given by the faculty for assessment extensions or deferred exams because of their late commencement. If you are unsure of the requirements of your University of Sydney course please consult your faculty. Special permission may be required in some circumstances.
Application deadline 1 May 2017
Eligibility criteria Please refer to the University of Sydney's website for full eligibility criteria here.
Credit / Not-for-credit You will be emailed credit application instructions for your faculty once you have expressed interest in this program with the form linked at the bottom of this page. Please allow 1-2 weeks for this information to be sent through.
Language Classes are instructed in English.
English proficiency requirements waived for University of Sydney students.
Fees and scholarships
2017 Total program cost: US $11,200
Please note that courses in the following schools have higher program costs: 
The Wharton School (Business) USD$12,678, Engineering USD$12,678, and Law USD$12,678.
  • 2 courses in the School of Arts and Sciences
  • housing for the length of the program (shared bedroom)
  • student meal plan
  • half day student orientation
  • weekly extracurricular activities
  • access to academic advisor once admitted
  • fitness centre membership
  • clinical fee for access to Student Health Services
Additional costs: Airfare, Student Visa (F-1) & SEVIS fees.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required

About the university The University of Pennsylvania is:
  • an internationally recognised research university
  • one of the oldest US universities, established 1740
  • has a student population of 24,800 (4,600 international)
  • located in the city of Philadelphia
  Just 145 km from New York City, Philadelphia boasts historic colonial buildings, wide streets and open public spaces as well as great food, music and arts scenes. It was once the second largest city in the British Empire, after London, and the country’s capital at the start of the Revolutionary War. Penn’s campus offers beautiful recreational spaces and it’s unique among Ivy League universities for having all of its schools located on a single campus.
Contact for more information Evangelyn Diaz, Assistant Director of Recruitment
College of Liberal and Professional Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Sydney Global Mobility Team
The University of Sydney