Summer Programs for High School Students at Penn
- Art: Summer at Penn
- Architecture: Summer at Penn
- International Affairs: Learning Leadership Through Model UN
- Penn Medicine Summer Program for High School Students
- NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program
- Summer Internships
- Wharton Sports Business Academy
- Leadership in the Business World: A Wharton Program
- Management & Technology Summer Institute
- Residential Services at Penn
Some of the most rewarding JKCP summer academic programs at the University of Penn include pre-college courses in U.S. Law, Medicine, Business Leadership, Sports Management, Technology, Art and our internationally acclaimed Model UN program. Enjoy on-campus living and fun activities while meeting new friends from all over the world.
Discover College Life at One of the Top American Universities
The University of Pennsylvania is a historic Ivy League university located in the heart of Philadelphia's University City. In the summer, the Penn campus is filled with high school students, undergrads, graduate students and professors. The dorms, dining facilities and classroom buildings we use are within walking distance of one another and feature picture-perfect college architecture, just like you imagine it.
Living on campus
You’ll be living in the famous Quad with other students your age attending JKCP programs. While the original building cornerstone was laid in 1895, the dorms were completely renovated and updated in 2009. Your room will be either a single or double, furnished with a bed, desk, chair and dresser. If you are in a double, you will be rooming with someone who is similar in age and grade in school. You will be provided with your roommates name, room location and room number when you arrive on campus.
Dining on and off campus
Flexible options for dining include Houston Market, 1920 Commons and an incredible selection of off-campus restaurants.
Breakfast is provided daily. You may choose from a selection of Penn’s main dining facilities located within walking distance from the quad.
Lunch is on campus for most students. Interns are off-campus for the day and lunch is your responsibility. You may decide to pack a lunch or dine out. Many students eat with their mentors, fellow interns, and coworkers on site or off site at a local eatery.
Dinner is provided each night at the Penn dining hall. One night a week, dinner will be at your expense. We have found that students like a variety of dinner choices and often discover eateries near campus that they enjoy.
On the weekends, a continental breakfast is provided in the quad. On Saturdays, we provide regional field trips, and lunch and dinner are at your expense. After brunch on Sundays, you are free to relax, or participate in tennis or golf. Dinner resumes in the dining hall on Sunday evening.
If you have specific dietary requests please just let us know before you arrive.
Classes and activities
There is always something to do when class is over — bowling, movies, karaoke night, tours, events in the Quad, going to the gym and more. Campus is surrounded by interesting streets, filled with dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. From the Penn Bookstore to Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, you’ll love shopping on nearby Chestnut St. You'll just need to sign in and out of the Quad if you are leaving.
All students meet back at the Quad by 10pm for nightly meetings and announcements. You'll be tired and want to enjoy a good night's sleep.
Two trips are offered every Saturday to the regional destinations of your choice such as New York City, Washington, DC, Baltimore, amusement parks, white water rafting and Ocean City, NJ. On Sunday, students enjoy a variety of sports and optional trips, including swimming, bowling, golf and tennis lessons, museums, baseball games and attractions in Philadelphia.
- Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country
- Established in 1749 by Benjamin Franklin, printer, inventor, writer and U.S. founding father
- Developed ENIAC, the world's first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer