The City Semester Philadelphia Program is a unique semester- or summer-long, affordable, urban, educational experience for Penn State students. 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. In-depth, community-based learning while residing in Philadelphia for the entire semester offers transformative experiences.
This program fosters collaboration among communities, practitioners, and students from a variety of disciplines through semester-long placements. It is assumed that marginalized communities possess critical experience and knowledge to be harnessed in defining problems and innovating solutions. Penn State will provide the community partner with students who are best matched to carry out the desired community impact.