The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life

Why TPC?

Since 1967, The Philadelphia Center (TPC) has pioneered experiential education and helped more than 6,700 students from 80 colleges and 50 countries discover their direction in life through our semester and summer programs. TPC provides a transformative experience as students live independently in the city to gain an understanding of urban issues and different cultures, conduct research on critical global issues and work at one of our 800 placement options for almost any major.

The Philadelphia Center, along with the city of Philadelphia itself, offers students an exciting, dynamic and vibrant educational experience. The following list highlights a few of the many benefits of participating in one of our programs.