Center for International Programs

International Student Services


The City

Philadelphia - Philly for short - is an exciting city, steeped in history with a vibrant future. It's name means "City of Brotherly Love" and it is the birthplace of the United States. In October 2005, National Geographic Traveler hailed Philadelphia as "America's Next Great City". It is a city of art, of culture, of learning, of history, of sports, of business, of museums, of nightlife, of neighborhoods.  We hope it will become a home away from home.

History and Information

Everyone should know something about the background of the place they live.

The Necessities

Information about local transportation, utility companies, shopping, and other basics for daily life.

Fun in Philly

You can't study all the time!  Find out where to go to enjoy yourself and the sights.