Study Abroad in Philadelphia | International Students Philadelphia

Home of the famous Philly Cheesesteak and Liberty Bell, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a place where students from all over the world will feel right at home. Philadelphia is the sixth most populated city in America, and its young, energetic demographic gives it a lively urban vibe. Known as the economic center of the Delaware valley, it’s a diverse and creative community. It’s also the birthplace of America’s first university! The city’s strong focus on academics makes it the perfect place to study abroad.

Why Study Abroad in Philadelphia?

Studying in Philadelphia is an unforgettable experience, from scouting the food trucks to learning about the city’s rich history. Pennsylvania is one of the top ten states to welcome international students, creating a friendly and multicultural community. Visit museums, stroll past street murals or relax in Fairmount Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. The city is teeming with creative and academic potential. If you’re looking to broaden your experience, New York and Washington, D.C. are close enough for a day trip. As the birthplace of American Independence, Philadelphia is one of the best cities to experience American culture.

Philadelphia Schools

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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, founded in 1922, is an independent private school offering a strong college preparatory program within a positive, supportive school community. Students are able to attain college-level courses while enrolled at BG high school. The school offers many extracurricular activities such as competitive athletic sports, drama, music, academic clubs, community service, and many more enriching activities. BG has a strong reputation for graduates continuing their studies at elite colleges and becoming successful professionals in business, medicine, law, and engineering. Bishop Guilfoyle is particularly proud of their solid personal foundation and friendships that last a lifetime. Our school welcomes diversity by including students of all faiths, traditions, and backgrounds to our beautiful campus in Altoona, PA. This environment offers a peaceful and spacious place for our students to develop and become their personal best. Our central location creates easy access to major cities on the east coast for expanded opportunities.

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College was established in 1964 and it is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. The main campus in Harrisburg features state of the art facilities and a competitive learning environment in a thriving metropolitan area. A two year degree from HACC easily transfers to many of the region’s fine universities, so stay with a local family, and start your American experience in Harrisburg.

Rutgers University-Camden

Located just across the Delaware River from historic Philadelphia, Rutgers–Camden is at the very heart of activity in the metro Philadelphia region. As the southernmost of the three regional campuses that comprise Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers–Camden delivers all the resources of one of America’s most prestigious public research universities, with all the benefits of a supportive small-college experience at a competitive tuition rate. With homestay options along the PATCO line to nearby Cherry Hill or in the city of Philadelphia, students can pick an urban or suburban setting for where to stay.

Student Testimonials

Sitao
High School Student

This is my first time coming to America. I feel very wonderful. The scenery is beautiful and the sky is clear. I live close to Pismo Beach. My homestay family is friendly. They will take me to play every week. The school has many activities and a robotics class. It has improved my vision of the world. After class, I always participate in conversations with students. This is my great life.

Darrell
Host Family

Our experience with the AmeriStudent organization has been the best! The students have enriched our lives and created a bond that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait to see how their lives will develop. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of the kids future!

Jason
High School Student

Can’t believe I improved my English so much in five months! Here is just like my family. I love my life in America!

Vikki
Host Family

Not only a rewarding experience but…Making new lifelong friends around the country with families!

Weining
Winter Camp Student

The homestay is nice,the childrens in school are friendly,I’m have fun and learn a lot in this trip!

Xuanning
Winter Camp Student

I like all the American food! I like playing basketball with American students here!