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 steeped in history and brimming with arts, culture, and innovation. 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. For summer 2023, Wharton Global Youth Program is offering both on-campus and online summer programs.Learn More
The Wharton Global Youth Program provides extensive opportunities for pre-collegiate students to explore business practices, analyze the world’s complex challenges, and take the first steps in becoming a leader who will transform the global economy. This top-tier program at one of the world's top business schools gives high school students a summer experience that will impact their life - and the world!
Set on Wharton’s San Francisco campus, Essentials of Innovation provides a whirlwind introduction to the world of new venture creation. Throughout the intensive two-week summer program, students will learn the strategies successful entrepreneurs use to generate new ideas and develop them into disruptive high-growth ventures.Learn More
After class, take a walk down Locust Walk in the heart of campus, visit Ben on the Bench, or admire the campus architecture and tree-lined walkways. Penn is known for its extraordinary athletic and recreational facilities. Organize pick-up games in Penn Park or play tennis with a friend at the Hamlin Tennis Center.
Located in the University City neighborhood, Penn is near a multitude of shopping and dining options. Immerse yourself in Philadelphia’s history and culture with supervised visits to art museums, parks, historic sites, and more! Test your skills at detecting counterfeit bills at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia or relax with friends overlooking the Delaware River. “The City of Brotherly Love” has something for everyone!
Students in our programs live in one of the Penn residence halls, which are only a short walk from the dining hall and academic buildings.