International Travel Information

Travel and Visas

If you are traveling to Wharton from outside the United States, please note:

Before selecting a program date, please read the new Visa, Passport, and International Travel Information below. This will help you plan time to apply for any updated documents you need to ensure smooth travel during your visit to the US.

As a result of increased security measures, travel to the US has changed for many visitors coming from overseas. To help you prepare for your trip to Wharton, please:

  • Establish whether the country from which you are traveling participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). There are less-restrictive US policies that apply specifically and only to these countries. The US Department of State maintains a complete list of eligible VWP countries and guidelines.
  • If you are traveling from a country that is not a member of the VWP, you'll want to review this information on non-immigrant visas.
  • In general, it is best to check with the US Embassy in your own city and/or country to make sure you have all the information and documents you need. This list of all US Embassies can be a starting point for identifying your contact.
  • From any point of origin, always begin the process of preparing to come to the US as early as you can; if possible, a six-month lead time is ideal.

If you have any questions at all, please contact our course consultants at +1 215.898.1776 (phone), +1 215.898.2064 (fax), or execed@wharton.upenn.edu (e-mail).