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 2022, 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.
You will be part of a dynamic community of students and staff, living together in one residence hall. Undergraduate dormitories are fully air-conditioned and feature study and social lounges, laundry facilities, vending machines, and high-speed internet access. The residence hall is fully secured by 24-hour campus security and is only accessible with campus ID. The Wharton/Summer Discovery office is centrally located within the dorm to ensure access to counselors and support staff around the clock. The residence hall is a short walk to the dining hall, academic buildings, and Penn Park.
Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy two meals daily (breakfast and dinner), while on campus. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, deli counter, pizza oven, burger bar, dessert bar, and more. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.
On-Campus program fees include:
Full academic and term fees, use of Penn academic facilities, on-campus housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday (no meals Saturday due to excursions/activities), extracurricular activities and trips, student supervision.
Non-refundable $100 application fee, travel to/from Penn’s campus, airport transfers, Pottruck Gym access (may be available for additional fee); class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.