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The University of Pennsylvania nurtures global networks and encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary research to better understand and resolve global issues. As part of this campus-wide initiative, Penn GSE students research, study, teach, and work across the globe, and over 70% of our faculty members are involved in international initiatives. From high-quality international degree programs to a stellar international student body, Penn GSE is committed to global education.
Penn GSE offers several academic programs that focus on international education or offer students the opportunity to study abroad.
Our faculty and students regularly conduct research and consult across the globe.
Thanks to new partnerships with UNESCO and other organizations, GSE students in the International Educational Development Program spent the summer working across the globe.
Students in the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership visited Finland earlier this year to explore how Finland's education system – one of the best in the world – might shed light on challenges in the US education system.
Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna participated in the 2012 Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria.
Last year, students in Penn GSE’s Executive Doctorate in Higher Education program got a chance to investigate Ireland’s system of higher education.
Professor Dan Wagner was appointed as the new UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy in May 2012.
International students hailing from 21 countries comprise 25% of Penn GSE's student body.
"Just getting to know my classmates... was the best part of my experience here. Everybody had a different background: some of my friends spent a couple years in the Peace Corps, some had taught, some had worked in private corporations or international organizations. And then somehow we all ended up in the same place, sharing the same academic and professional interests."