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  • Locations: Philadelphia, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Albion College applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Recommended by Major: Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Economics and Management, Education, English, Environmental Science, Ethnic Studies, Geological Sciences, History, International Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychological Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Language of instruction: English
All: Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Economics and Management, Education, English, Environmental Science, Ethnic Studies, Geological Sciences, History, International Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychological Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies Program's Minimum GPA: 2.7
Internship/ Service Learning: YES Housing: apartment
Program Model: Specialty Program Mode or Category Fulfillment: Ethnicity Studies (YEH), Modeling and Analysis (MMA)
Albion Go! Eligible: NO Recommended Program: YES
Program Description:
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What does The Philadelphia Center offer?

The Philadelphia Center (TPC) brings college students from around the country to live, learn and intern in the greater Philadelphia region. TPC simulates and prepares students for a fulfilled life after graduation, building independence, fostering community, and developing robust networks necessary for future personal and career success. All TPC students explore race, equity, and inclusion; and simulate purpose-driven social change projects as actively engaged citizens while forging purposeful careers.  The program runs for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. It is offered in person and virtually. 

Mentored internships for credit (32 hours per week, 8 semester credit hours)
Students actively participate in the internship search process simulating a post-graduate professional search. Complimented by the Field Placement course, the TPC Career and 
Placement Director and the workplace supervisor mentor students to realize their personal, professional and city living goals throughout the semester.


City Seminars (1 class, 4 semester credit hours)
At The Philadelphia Center the unique academic seminars are designed to bridge theory, research, and practice.  The City Seminar explores issues of race, equity and inclusion. City Seminars are taught by our full-time faculty, who serve as both seminar leader and advisor to their students. Fall and Spring seminars are taught concurrently with Albion College’s Ethnic Studies Department, with some additional Albion students joining remotely from Michigan. This adds a multi-modal experience with a lot of rich perspectives about place and difference.

Electives (1 class, 4 semester credit hours)
The Philadelphia Center offers one elective per semester based on the general incoming cohort needs. TPC has offered a variety of electives across different disciplines to help students diversify their course of study and meet on-campus requirements, if necessary.  Elective courses meet one evening per week and offer students an opportunity to further diversify their perspective of cities.  Adjunct faculty members, many of whom are practicing professionals, bring their real-world perspectives into the classroom. 

Urban Experience and Independent Living
Students learn how to move to a new city and find apartments, sign leases and work with private landlords. Fall and Spring students can choose to either lead their own search or participate in the TPC process with partner landlords. Summer students will rent short-term assigned partner housing.Students explore one of the nation's most historic locations and 6th largest city in the country.  Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and offers participants a chance to experience a wide variety of interests from the Avenue of the Arts to the Zoological Garden and everything in between. TPC students come to Philly, not as a tourist, but as a neighbor immersing themselves deeply as citizens and professionals in their new home.



This program is currently not accepting applications.