INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

  1. World-class education. World-class education. IEDP is among the best international educational development programs in the world, while Penn Graduate School of Education is ranked in the top five by US News and World Report.
  2. Flexibility. IEDP requires five core classes (including an international internship internship), and allows students to choose five electives.
  3. Ivy League opportunity. IEDP is an excellent blend of theory, research, skill-building, and practice.
  4. Interdisciplinary. Offered by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, IEDP encourages students to take classes across the university – such as in the Wharton School, School of Social Policy and Practice, and Penn Law.
  5. Real-World Practice. The Penn-funded international summer internship provides a real-world para-professional experience that blends theory with practice.
  6. Community. IEDP students move through the program as part of a talented, global, and intimate cohort. Our students really get to know their peers and their faculty.
  7. Perspective. The IEDP Lecture Series gives students direct access to leaders in international educational development and provides opportunities to learn about the cutting-edge global issues.
  8. Global Connections. IEDP partners with five global research centers on Penn’s campus: Africa Center, South Asia Center, Middle East Center, Center for East Asia, the China Center, and the Center of the Advancement of India (CASI).
  9. Urban center. Penn’s Philadelphia campus is in the heart of the city, and just a short commute to both New York City and Washington, DC.
  10. Culture. Philly offers a thriving global cultural scene, including a world-renowned food culture that stems from various immigrant communities.