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 Philadelphia Center faculty and staff provided me with the steady support I needed to function in a drastically new environment, while simultaneously pushing me to see the world through a wider lens. The confidence I gained through my experiences in Philadelphia allowed me to overcome my fear of the unknown—opening wide the doors of the world.”
Abigail Stonerook, Kalamazoo College
Fall 2004
Women Organized Against Rape, Crisis Intervention Intern