All Huntsman students spend at least one semester studying at a university in a region where their target language is spoken. While abroad, they learn how to interact in environments that are culturally, linguistically, socially, politically and economically very different from their own. Encountering and making sense of those differences while learning to live, study, work and thrive under them is an essential and meaningful component of the Huntsman Program. Many times, it is also a defining moment in students’ development as scholars, professionals and people.

All students are required to take classes in their target language alongside the university students, and generally have the opportunity to live with a family. Students are not permitted to attend “island programs” where students enroll in specially-designed courses for U.S. students, and the Huntsman Program regularly evaluates its abroad programs to ensure that a maximum degree of immersion is obtained.

Approved Study Abroad Sites List

The following programs have been approved for Huntsman students to meet the Program’s study abroad requirement. Students wishing to look beyond this list may consult the Huntsman Program or Penn Abroad to find a program that meets their academic needs.

Study AbroadArabic:
American University of Beirut -- Beirut, Lebanon
AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco -- Rabat, Morocco

CIEE Beijing: Advanced Chines Studies (Peking University) -- Beijing, China
Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management -- Beijing, China

École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris) -- Jouy-en-Josas, France
Penn Semester in Lyon (Universite Lumiere Lyon 2) -- Lyon, France
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) -- Paris, France
University of Geneva -- Geneva, Switzerland
By petition: The Middlebury School in Cameroon -- Yaoundé, Cameroon

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität) -- Berlin, Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt -- Frankfurt, Germany

In consultation with Huntsman Program and Penn Abroad

Bocconi University -- Milan, Italy

Hitotsubashi University -- Tokyo, Japan

Seoul National University -- Seoul, South Korea
Yonsei University -- Seoul, South Korea

CIEE Rio de Janeiro: Liberal Arts (Pontificia Universidade Católica) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CIEE Lisbon: Language and Culture (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) – Lisbon, Portugal

American Councils: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (Moscow International University) – Moscow, Russia
American Councils: Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (the Russian State Pedagogical University, Herzen Institute) – St. Petersburg, Russia

Penn Semester in Barcelona: Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) – Barcelona, Spain
Penn Semester in Seville: Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) (Universidad de Sevilla) – Seville, Spain
IFSA-Butler Program in Cuba (Universidade de la Habana) – Havana, Cuba
IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad del Salvador) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts (Universidad de Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Diego Portales) – Santiago, Chile