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Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend a Wharton Global Youth High School Program

Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend a Wharton Global Youth High School Program

Can you name the world’s first business school? Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and doctoral students; and more than 99,000 alumni, the Wharton community forms a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. Are you considering a future in business, but want to give it a test drive first?

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend one of the Wharton Global Youth High School Programs this summer.

Reason 1: The Academics

Wharton Global Youth High School Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities to accommodate different academic interests, as well as on-campus and online program options. Each program is taught by faculty and instructional staff of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which gives students a true real-world learning experience. For Summer 2021, Wharton Global Youth High School Programs is offering seven on campus program opportunities: Essentials of Finance, Essentials of Entrepreneurship, Data Science Academy, Leadership in the Business World, Management and Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI), Sports Business Academy and Moneyball Academy. For Summer 2021, Wharton Global Youth High School Programs is offering two online programs: The Future of the Business World and Moneyball Academy: Training Camp.

Reason 2: The Experiences

Outside of the classroom, residential program students will experience everything from soaking up the sun and relaxing with friends at Spruce Street Harbor Park, to testing skills at detecting counterfeit bills at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, to racing up the Rocky Stepsoutside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Inside the classroom students will learn from the expertise of Wharton instructors, as well as gain hands-on experience with interactive business simulations and real-world case studies. Online program students will experience the same academic rigor and interactive activities within the virtual classroom, and will supplement their coursework with the exclusive Wharton Global YouthMeetup (GYM) virtual community.Spending your summer with one of the Wharton Global Youth High School Programs will be sure to guarantee you one of the best summers of your life.

Reason 3: The Friendships

Attending a pre-college summer program offers students the experience to make friends with likeminded peers from all over the world and network with a community of driven and diverse students. With a Wharton summer program, you can do just that, and we are sure these friendships will last a lifetime. Who knows, you may even meet your future business partner!

Reason 4: The History

Philadelphia is considered the “birthplace of America.” In Philadelphia, you are sure to find many historical places to visit, some on your own and others on some of our daily evening activities. Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Eastern State Penitentiary, Congress Hall, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. These are just a few of the many historical sites to see when spending time in Philadelphia!

Reason 5: The Food

Philly Cheesesteaks. Need we say more? Philadelphia is home to a wide variety of different food cuisines and most notably the iconic Philly Cheesesteak. Some of our staff’s favorite places to eat during the summer are Abner’s Cheesesteaks, Federal Donuts, Insomnia Cookies, Philly Pretzel Factory, Poke-Man, Greek Lady, Saxby’s, Dim Sum Garden, and lots of food trucks. Our staff’s biggest tip regarding food is to keep your eye out for “Dining Days,” when several restaurants in Philly offer up specialtymenus and great deals!

If you are interested in joining us for one of our Wharton Global Youth High School Programs for Summer 2021, either on campus or online, give us a call at 516.414.5555, email us at, or chat with us, and a member of our team will be able to assist you!

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