City Semester Philadelphia


Penn State Center Philadelphia’s City Semester program is a unique semester or summer-long, affordable, urban, educational experience for Penn State students. City Semester Philadelphia connects Penn State students in Philadelphia for life changing experiences through a Social Justice program and field placements. Students will be placed with community partners that have been chosen based on Penn State Center Philadelphia’s mission of advancing equity, inclusion, and quality of life. This in-depth, community-based learning centers experience, listening, and reflection.

Program Overview

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Philadelphia Life

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Application Procedures

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