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You see him everywhere: on campus, on benches, throughout Philly. The clash of old and new is something something Penn holds dear and that you’ll witness if you visit campus!
It is pretty common to have a breakdown during college, we’re not all made of steel. In fact, the same way we work out our bodies, working on our mental health is just as important! Penn students get access to an entire network of doctors and a support system they...
There are some social cues that don’t really translate to the US, and a school culture shock was that I never saw a Penn game because school spirit was not that much of a thing.
There are a lot of international students at Penn, and even more ways to get involved with diverse communities. You’ll be interacting with people from every corner of the world here, across all majors.
There is A LOT to do socially at Penn. Fraternities and Sororities are a big part of campus life, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways to get together with people our age! I talk a little bit about the social events I used to attend including some...
I still remember opening the dorm application and thinking to myself: “If it’s close to engineering and has a dining hall, it’s perfect!”
The Penn Brazil club was a very tight community where we would get to know fellow Brazilians, have delicious barbecues, and secret Santa events. The club always did its best to start and end our semesters.
Let me introduce you to my favorite coffee shop on campus. At Avril 50, you can get delicious cups of coffee, caramel toffees, magazines, postcards, and more. If Highlander Grog coffee is being served, it’s your luck day!