An interconnected education.
The SNF Paideia Fellowship Program is tailored to help students connect their general education and major requirements to public engagement and community building through meaningful dialogue across difference.
Foster the practice of robust and respectful civil dialogue across a wide range of political, social, and cultural differences within the Penn experience.
Support students as they integrate their public roles as citizens into their academic, personal, and professional lives in healthy, sustainable, and fulfilling ways.
Provide and highlight curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to acquire the tools to effectively contribute to their local, national, and global communities.
From Our Executive Director
Paideia can help all of us navigate these times of polarization and disagreement, reflect on how to best engage with others, and build skills for interacting with people who are different than ourselves.
Structure of the Program
Seminars for Fellows
Participate in a sophomore year and junior year proseminar designed to build skills and community among the Fellows.
Take three Paideia designated courses focusing on relevant aspects of dialogue across difference, public service, and personal and social wellness.
Complete a senior capstone project that integrates a Fellow’s major with civic dialogue, service, and/or wellness.
Fall retreat for SNF Paideia Fellows
The SNF Paideia Program teamed up with Penn alumnus and artist JJ Tiziou for ‘Walk Around Philadelphia,’ a fall retreat for student fellows.Read More