Come join us in Philadelphia, a vibrant and diverse city of 1.5 million people! Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States, and was the United States’ first capital. Today, Philadelphia is rich in culture, history, art, nature, shopping, and entertainment. Students can attend music performances, cheer on professional sports teams, explore famous museums, visit historical sites, shop at trendy boutiques, and much, much more! Philadelphia is located between New York and Washington, D.C., and within easy travel distance to Boston, Baltimore, and the Atlantic Ocean beaches.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The English Language Programs at Penn is a top English language program with an accredited Intensive Program. All full-time instructors hold graduate degrees in English as a Second Language or Applied Linguistics and have extensive teaching experience. ELP offers courses in Academic, Business, and General English, and has well-equipped university classrooms and small class sizes. ELP organizes social and cultural opportunities and provides strong student support services. ELP allows students to gain exposure to the U.S. university system while being immersed in the language and culture of the U.S.

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University of Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA, United States 19104-6274


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Intensive English

4-8 Weeks

Intensive Program

The Intensive Program (IP) assists students in improving their English language proficiency to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals. The IP offers over 40 courses across 8 levels. A variety of social and cultural services are offered to students and include planned social activities, culture hours, and field trips. A Business Intensive Program is also available.

Academic English

4-8 Weeks

University Connection Program

University Connection (UniConn) successfully prepares students for the challenges of the university application and admissions process. Students meet one-on-one with university admissions specialists, participate in workshops on topics related to the university application process, and are oriented to the academic expectations and culture of US universities. UniConn also assists students in improving their language proficiency and academic skills to ensure success in their degree program.

Academic English

4-8 Weeks

Institute for Academic Studies

The Institute for Academic Studies provides a foundation for university-level English. Students receive an introduction to academic subjects in English and experience life and culture at a U.S. university. Guest lectures from Penn professors offer students a unique university experience.

Intensive English

4-8 Weeks

Institute for Business Communication

The Institute for Business Communication assists students in improving their business knowledge and communication. By using workplace simulations based on business case studies, students enhance their professional skills. Guest lectures from Penn professors offer students a unique university experience.

Executive English

4-8 Weeks

International Business Communication for Professionals

The International Business Communication for Professionals (IBCP) program helps working professionals improve the effectiveness and confidence with which they communicate in professional situations in English. IBCP integrates targeted skills into simulations based on current international business cases. The program is offered at an intermediate and advanced level.

Housing Options

International House
$1,000 per month

The International House ("I-House") offers private single rooms (2.73m x 3.64m) grouped in suites of ten rooms. Suites have a common lounge, which is the center of many social activities, and a large shared bathroom. In suites with kitchens, there is a shared dining and kitchen area with stove/oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and storage cabinets. All rooms have a refrigerator.

The International House is located four blocks from the ELP.

$930 per month

Homestay offers ELP students the opportunity to experience American culture in the safety and comfort of an American home. Students have a comfortable, fully furnished, private bedroom.

Homestays are located around 20-30 minute walk, or 10 minute bus ride, from ELP.

The Axis
$1,200 per month

The Axis offers single and shared rooms. Accommodations include contemporary furnishing, private bathroom, flat screen TV, direct TV and wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, and housekeeping services. The Axis provides an onsite fitness center, business center, laundry room, movie theater, game room, fully equipped kitchen, and cafe.

The Axis is located three blocks from the ELP.

On-campus Dormitories
$1,250 per month

With dorms at the center of campus, ELP students are able to experience a true US university living experience. Housing in the dormitories is limited and currently available for the July sessions only.

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