The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life

EXcel Academically

The Philadelphia Center offers students a unique opportunity to apply their liberal arts education in a meaningful way. As a global leader in experiential learning, we integrate urban living, academic study, and professional development with every student’s experience. We use the city as a classroom, providing social and academic support through thought-provoking seminar courses. Our passionate full-time faculty advisors are dedicated to helping every student grow, thrive, and take ownership of their academic and professional future.

Working closely with their TPC faculty advisors, students develop an individualized learning plan, concentrate on key knowledge and skill areas, produce a professional portfolio, and participate in on-site meetings throughout the course of the program. Students are required to take one of our city seminars, which incorporate the students’ experiences in the workplace and in the city with their academic coursework. The learning that occurs in the student’s internship is inextricably linked to the discussions and learning that happen in the city seminar. Students will receive four academic credits for the course.

Students also take an elective at TPC. Electives, like the city seminars, often take advantage of the city by using it as a classroom. Our talented adjunct faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals, bring real-world perspectives into the classroom. Students who take an elective will receive up to four credits upon the successful completion of the course.