English courses Philadelphia, United States

Learn English and Study abroad in Philadelphia (USA)

5414 Overbrook Avenue PhiladelphiepaPA 19131US

Philadelphia, discover a historical metropolis

ELS Philadelphia offers a unique language experience in the heart of a major city on the East Coast!

The streets of Philadelphia are paved with history: the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776, and there are many historical monuments to visit. Visit the Liberty Bell which is famous for its workmanship and, according to legend, was sounded at the signing of the Declaration.

Continue your journey through history by visiting the home of Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the nation. Then go exploring in the Philadelphia Arts Museum, the largest museum in the city, which exhibits works from Europe, Asia and the United States. If you love movies, you may notice that the steps of the museum are those which Sylvester Stallone runs up during Rocky.  A statue of the character has also been placed at the bottom of the famous staircase.

Dining, shopping and sport

Need a lunch break? Stop at the Reading Terminal Market. This market is colorful and full of appetizing treats right in the city center. Over one hundred merchants fill the market and you will be able to taste the delicious regional products.

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Visit one of Philadelphia’s many shopping ‘outlets’, where you will find clothes with no taxes. A bargain hunters dream! 

Sports fans can go and watch the 76ers in the NBA, the Flyers in the NHL, or a game of NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

English courses at Saint Joseph's University

ELS Philadelphia is located on the beautiful and peaceful campus of Saint Joseph's University, 25 minutes by bus from the city center. Sports facilities provide you the opportunity to keep fit and healthy during your stay. The university has a baseball and football field, a basketball, volleyball, tennis and squash courts, a fitness center, a golf course (fees apply), a running track and an indoor pool.

To help you study, you will have access to the computer room, library and language education technology center. You will also find a café, a snack bar, and a health center on campus.

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5414 Overbrook Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131


001 215 473 4430

On the campus of:

Saint Joseph's University

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Rashford Hall Residence

Students stay in Rashford Hall which is located on the campus of the university. Apartments consist of two shared rooms (bedding not provided) and two bathrooms. The apartments also have a kitchen, a dining room and a lounge with a TV and telephone (for local calls) and Internet access. Laundries with washing machines and dryers are available on each floor. Meals are not included but are available the university’s cafeteria for a reasonable cost.

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