Hurrah, Hurrah! Congratulations on being accepted to Penn! The Assembly of International Students looks forward to meeting you in the fall! Meanwhile, we are here for you to help you through the transition. We have assembled a guide with the most important information you need to know, as well as a Frequently Asked Question section. If you can’t find an answer to your questions through any of the resources available on this website, please contact your international mentor, or AIS at We are more than happy to answer any of your questions.

To meet other international students of the Class of 2019, join this Facebook group. To join the conversation for the entire undergraduate Class of 2019, check out this Facebook group.


1. Housing at Penn

2. Classes & Books

3. Banks & Phones

4. Dining Options on Campus

5. Groceries and Everyday Needs

6. How to get to Penn

7. Transportation in Philadelphia

8. Transferring Credits and Placements

9. Learning Resources

10. FAQs