A year of ISP serves as the foundation for your continued work here at Penn as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Many BFS students continue their inter-disciplinary exploration across disciplines, others benefit from the early exposure to Penn’s best professors to pursue deeper independent research and scholarship within a single discpline. We hope the tools and skills from ISP continue to inform your overall education not only as a BFS but in life as well. The world's big problems are complicated and intertwined. The ISP experience begins you on the path of thinking across disciplines to untangle these knotty difficulties. After ISP you will continue on as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and will have to complete 3 BFS seminars by the end of your sernior year.
For more information on Benjamin Franklin Scholars and the requirements for graduation see here.