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    Summer Discovery: University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

    Summer Discovery: University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College, Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Business, College Application, Economics, Journalism, Law, Literature, Politics and Diplomacy, Communications, Religious Studies, Social Justice, STEM, Writing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Mathematics, History, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Homelessness and Hunger, Youth Outreach, Coding, Arts, Career Exploration, Literacy, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Anthropology, Art History, LGBTQ, Humanities, Study Skills
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Penn Arts and Sciences High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students from around the world to experience the Ivy League. Whether you’re ready for an immersive pre-collegiate experience, looking for advanced studies in a field that fascinates you, or planning to get a head start on college admissions by earning academic credit, we have a program for you.

    Ready for a first-rate summer experience at America’s first university? Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740, Penn offers an authentic Ivy League experience in the heart of Philadelphia for academically gifted high school students. Penn flourishes in and is enriched by a vibrant urban ecosystem. Explore America’s history in Philly’s urban setting and feel the pulse of arts, culture, and innovation.

    Engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections while taking challenging courses selected from a variety of disciplines. The School of Arts and Sciences is widely known for its expertise and students can immerse themselves in a wide range of courses from across disciplines.

    Top Campus Activities:

    • Visit Penn's extraordinary athletic and recreational facilities
    • Visit Ben on the Bench
    • Walk the beautiful Locust Walk


    Cost and Session Information

    Costs vary by campus and length of the program. See our website for details.