The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life

The Philadelphia Center offers undergraduate students the opportunity to thrive through experiential education. Each term we help students secure professional, accredited internships and independent housing throughout the vibrant and diverse city of Philadelphia. Students explore career paths through real-world applications and rigorous, seminar-style courses. We provide our students with the opportunity to gain independence while learning in a safe and supportive environment. Our students leave Philadelphia with a strong sense of their abilities, social and professional aspirations, and a plan for their future.

“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


  • Come to Philadelphia: A Place to Call Home: Social Work student Rachel Mazzaro reflects upon her semester in Philadelphia in a final blog post entitled "Come to Philadelphia: A Place to Call Home."
  • TPC Alum Profiled by OWU: Nhi Nguyen, senior Management Economics major and Chinese minor, studied last semester at The Philadelphia Center (TPC) through referral from The Woltemade Center at Ohio Wesleyan University.
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