The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life

As a global leader in experiential education, The Philadelphia Center (TPC) offers a dynamic and valuable off-campus experience. Established in 1967, TPC has helped over 6,800 students from 90 colleges and 50 countries discover their personal and professional direction in life. Participants in our 16 week semester and 8 week summer programs earn academic credit while interning 32 hours/week, taking seminars, and living independently in a diverse and vibrant urban setting. With more than 800 placements, we offer substantial internship options for almost any major.

“The classes I took at The Philadelphia Center were amazing! Mark encourages students to analyze and really see aspects of power and authority and how it plays out in the work environment. My Elective, Warren Huff’s Architecture of Cities, helped me to appreciate, notice and understand what I see every day in the historic city of Philadelphia. In other words, Mark helped me see the unseen and Warren helped me appreciate what I do see.”
Kay Miller, Hope College
Spring 2006
Metropolitan Career Center, Human Resources Intern