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The Philadelphia Center

What does The Philadelphia Center offer?

The Philadelphia Center (TPC) offers a unique and valuable 16- week program that allows undergraduates across almost any major to engage in critical investigations of their own abilities, objectives, and values in order to help discover their personal and professional direction in life through:

Mentored internships
Students work 32 hours/week in an internship they choose and create individualized learning plans of action based on what they want to achieve and learn while participating in the program.  One of our full-time faculty advisors, along with the workplace supervisor, will help facilitate and evaluate this experience through learning plans, portfolios, and other activities.  Please click here for detailed information about the internship process and descriptions of sample internships.

Independent living
The Philadelphia Center provides a unique opportunity for students to develop self-reliance and confidence as they live in apartments they choose with other students on the program.  To learn more about our housing process please click here to watch our Introduction to The Philadelphia Center video.

City Seminars
At The Philadelphia Center, the unique academic seminars are designed to bridge theory, research, and practice, integrate the program components, and make the most out of the city experience.  City Seminars meet once a week during the day and are taught by our full-time faculty advisors, who serve as both seminar leader and internship advisor to their students and help them integrate the learning that occurs in their internship, the city, and the classroom. TPC currently offers the following City Seminars:

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