“I got to meet with students from all over the world, paving a path for me to make (hopefully) long-lasting relationships with them. They taught me that no matter where we are from, we will always find a way to relate with one another and use our curiosity to create tight bonds of friendship.”

Sangjun L., Student

“The city of Philly, University of Pennsylvania, the people in the program, the weekend trips, are a first, for me, and are simply unforgettable.”

Arthur H. , Student

“Thanks to you and your incredible staff for providing them with such a terrific experience these past four weeks. They truly loved the program and found it to be challenging and most enjoyable. They have been home for 48 hours and are still talking about their experience and so many of the fellow students they interacted with.”

Justin F., Parent

Summer at Wharton School of Business

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is a historic Ivy League university located in the heart of Philadelphia. High School Students attending one of the Wharton summer programs get to experience both the amazing business school at Wharton and live on a college campus.

On-campus highlights include: UPenn Bookstore, Campus Art Galleries, Penn Park, Franklin Field, College Hall, Locust Walk, College Green, Houston Hall, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Summer in the University City District

There is always something to do: movies, tours, going to the gym and more. The campus is surrounded by dozens of shops, restaurants and food trucks that are fun to explore with friends.



Students in these programs live in the dorms at UPenn together. Experience evening activities, weekend trips and dorm life with other high school students.


The Wharton summer programs include fun and unforgettable evening activities and weekend trips. 

Each evening, you will participate in either coursework or an on campus or off campus activity.

Evening activities include: Downtown Philadelphia Trips, Dances, King of Prussia or Cherry Hill Mall, Movies, Campus Olympics, Casino Night, Amazing Race, Bowling and more

Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. It’s a full day trip that is jam-packed! We leave campus after breakfast on air-conditioned motor coaches and return after dinner that evening. 

2019 Saturday Trip Options:

June 29: Washington DC or Six Flags
July 6: New York City or Dorney Park
July 13: Washington DC or Ocean City NJ
July 20: New York City, Hershey Park, or Paintball
July 27: Washington DC or Six Flags

Start a little later on Sundays. You can sleep in and enjoy a great brunch on campus. Then, pick from a variety of trip options in the Philadelphia region.

2019 Sunday Trip Options:

June 30: King of Prussia Mall
July 7: Tennis, Downtown Philadelphia, or Outlets Shopping
July 14: Aquarium, Downtown Philadelphia, or Outlets Shopping
July 21: Phillies Baseball or King of Prussia Mall
July 28: Downtown Philadelphia



You’ll be living in one of the residential buildings on Penn’s campus with other high school students. 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 in the same program as you, who is similar in age and grade in school. You will be provided with your room number, room location and roommate’s name when you arrive on campus.

Residential Advisors

You’ll also have a team of residential advisors who live in the dorm on the same floor as you. Outside of class, your amazing advisors are responsible for helping you meet your new life-long friends, navigate dorm life, entertainment, evening activities and weekend trips.

On-Campus Meals

You will have access to Penn’s main dining facilities located within walking distance from the dorms including Houston Market, 1920 Commons and an incredible selection of off-campus restaurants. Enjoy a bountiful, seasonal salad bar, made-to-order deli, fresh, hot pizzas, savory soups, veggie, chicken, and beef burgers grilled to perfection and delectable desserts.

Off-Campus Meals

We also understand you might like to eat out, which is why we have built in one evening per week to eat off campus at a restaurant. You will also dine off campus while on your weekend trips. Maybe you want to take the time to sit down with friends at the beach or grab a quick bite on your way to the next site in NYC. Off-campus meals are at your expense.

As it is in college cafeterias, you are given the freedom to make your own choices. There are always multiple options available for each meal including vegetarian choices. If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us prior to your arrival.

If you don’t feel well, just let your advisor know and we’ll help you get better in no time. Chances are you won’t need it, but we have a nurse and doctor on-call and the campus is only a few steps away from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the finest in the nation. While at the program, keep taking any medicine you normally do at home, eat right and make sure you get enough sleep. Then, you should have nothing to worry about!

Safety on and off campus is always our number one priority. We have found a residential advisor to student ratio of approximately 1:10 is the perfect balance of freedom coupled with safe supervision. You are also always required to be in groups of three or more and check-in at regular intervals when off campus.

JKCP is proactive about your safety:

  • 24/7 UPenn campus security
  • Extensive FBI staff background checks
  • Intensive staff and student orientations
  • Staff trained to handle situations discreetly, with care and sensitivity
  • Professionally designed crisis management plan
  • Access to the region’s top hospitals within minutes
  • A registered nurse, doctor and trainer who are always on call


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While attending any of the Wharton summer programs, students live at UPenn and get to experience all that Philly has to offer. Philadelphia is the fifth largest U.S. city, so there’s plenty going on.

Here are our favorites:

  1. Shopping and Hanging Out. Walk around with friends and your counselor in cool sections of town. Grab a bite. Hit some stores. You’ll love Rittenhouse Square and the UPenn campus area.
  2. Restaurants. Philly is a foodie destination with lots of al fresco dining.
  3. Rocky Steps. You’ve seen it. Now do it. Make your own triumphant dash to the top.
  4. Philly Sports. There’s an exciting vibe all summer in this true sports town.
  5. Campuses in Summertime. Philadelphia colleges have some of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Who knows, maybe you’ll come to college here. Even though it’s a few years away, this is a good time to start exploring.
  6. Museums & Historic Sites. If you’re into it, Philly has truly amazing museums and historic sites.



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