Summer Institute

July 18 – July 25, 2020

The Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen is one of Penn’s premier pre-freshmen programs. This intensive one-week course of study is taught by standing Penn faculty and exposes students to major intellectual and cultural themes and currents in 19th, 20th, and 21st century African and African Diaspora studies.

This year’s Summer Institute will take place online. The Institute is free of charge and includes books and course tuition. Students who successfully complete the program's requirements earn 0.5 c.u., graded Pass/Fail. All incoming freshmen interested in African, African American, and other African Diaspora studies are eligible to apply for admission to the Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute.

The application portal for 2020 is closed.