Academic Excellence

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 India and Australia and take classes that fulfill business and liberal arts requirements. Find out more by visiting our current student website.

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. Visit the Penn Abroad website.

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

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 .5 course units. Previous WIP trips have gone to Brazil, Italy, South Korea, India, France, Costa Rica, Argentina, and China.

A number of our WIP trips focus on socially responsible business practices and community service projects.

Wharton Leadership Ventures (WLV)

In addition to programs close to campus, Wharton Leadership Ventures offers expeditionary ventures to places like Iceland or Mexico. Students not only engage in hands-on experiences for exploring and mastering the capabilities for effective individual and team leadership, but also participate in social impact projects that deepen their knowledge about the region and the local community.

study abroad
business options for international study


Bozhena Ryshchak

Liev, Ukraine

“I worked with a start-up in Beijing, China during my study abroad semester, helping match underprivileged migrant workers with employers in the big cities of China.”

Student Profiles »