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WIP 2014 Destinations

South Africa (March 7-16)—This WIP course will focus on social impact and is generously supported by the Wharton Program for Social Impact.

Hong Kong & Macau, China (May 14 - 24)—This WIP course will have a retail focus and is generously supported by the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center.

Turkey and Greece (May 19-30)—This WIP course will have general business focus.

Applications for 2014 are no longer being accepted.


WIP is a short-term international business course that is fully escorted by the Wharton Undergraduate Division. The program gives undergraduate students an amazing global opportunity featuring business site visits, lectures at our partner schools, cultural excursions, and networking opportunities with undergraduate students and business contacts from the destination countries.

In addition to learning about another country's business environment and culture, students earn 0.5 course units that can be used towards business-breadth or elective credits. Three WIP courses are offered each year.

WIP courses are designed to:

  • Provide an understanding of a region's business and cultural environment
  • Help students gain a working knowledge of local business practices through lectures at partner schools and direct interaction with business managers
  • Explore the value of different business models
  • Promote intercultural awareness and communication
  • Help prepare students for careers in the global economy

All Penn undergraduates are eligible to apply. Students must be in good academic standing and selection to this short-term global adventure is through a highly competitive application process. Financial assistance is available.

Wharton International Program Destination Map

Move your cursor over the map to learn more about WIP destinations.

WIP Map Ecuador, March 2011 - Social Impact Theme Australia, May 2012 - General Business Theme China, May 2012 - Retail Theme Cuba & Panama, March 2012 - Social Impact Theme Cuba & Panama, March 2012 - Social Impact Theme Botswana & South Africa, May 2011 - General Business Theme England & Italy, May 2011 - Retail Theme London, England & Milan, Italy, May 2011 - Retail Theme Indonesia & Hong Kong, May 2010 France, May 2013 - Retail Theme Brazil, March 2010 - Social Impact Theme Spain, May 2010 - Retail Theme Argentina & Chile, May 2013 - General Business Theme India, May 2007 - General Business Theme South Korea, May 2008 - General Business Theme Morocco & Portugal, March 2013 - Social Impact Theme Argentina, May 2009 - General Business Theme Costa Rica, March 2009 - Social Impact Theme


For more information, please contact Lee Kramer, Director, Wharton International Program and Student Life, at lkramer@wharton.upenn.edu.