International Students

In addition to American students pursing research and educational opportunities outside the United States, SP2 also welcomes nationals of other countries into its degree programs.  During the current academic year, approximately 50 international students are enrolled in the School’s masters and doctoral programs. Like their American counterparts many of these students also wish to participate in programs of international study outside of the United States and outside their country of origin.

The administrative and financial arrangements associated with each international student’s enrollment in the School’s degree-granting programs are determined on a case-by-case basis. Once admitted to any of the School’s degree programs, however, international students may participate in any of the formal or informal study abroad opportunities that are available to other students.

Further, international students are encouraged to use as many of their courses at Penn as practical to deepen their understanding of both the American social work, social welfare and social policy traditions along with those of their country of origin.

Learn about applying to SP2 as an international student.

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

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Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

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Faculty & Research

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SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

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