International Students

Over half of the Weitzman School student body comes from abroad, representing 37 countries, as well as 43 states in the U.S. We welcome and support students from all over the world–and we believe that international students make our school a stronger and more vibrant intellectual community. Students also have the opportunity to travel to studio locations and summer abroad programs in countries across the globe.

Below are some of the many resources geared specifically to the needs of international students.

New Student Information from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Student Orientation is for all incoming F-1 or J-1 international students. ISO is designed to help students confirm arrival on Penn's campus for required government reporting, understand important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 & J-1 students, and assist new students in adjusting to life at Penn, in Philadelphia, and in the US. For more information and for mandatory new student check-in requirements, go to

Forerunner Global
Forerunner Global is a program offered each summer by ISSS to prepare new international students for life in the Penn community.

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives 


English Language Program (ELP)