ELS Language Center - Philadelphia PA

at Saint Joseph's University

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Tel: 1(610) 660-2125
E-mail: phi@ELS.edu

  • Located on the beautiful campus of Saint Joseph's University
  • Centrally located, just 20 minutes from downtown by train or bus.
  • Philadelphia is home to world-class museums
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation
  • Famous historical attractions include Independence National Park and Liberty Bell New York City and Washington DC make for great weekend trips
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Center Director International Student Advisor
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John Catlett Megan Fenn



The ELS Philadelphia center is located close to downtown Philadelphia on the stunning suburban campus of St. Joseph's University. Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the U.S. and attracts nearly 40 million visitors per year. Using the city's extensive public transportation system, you can enjoy Philadelphia's culture, iconic sights, professional sports teams, dining, shopping and entertainment.
When you're not in the classroom, be sure to visit tourist attractions, historical sights, food markets, bars, and artistic and cultural attractions!


The ELS/Philadelphia physical address is:

ELS Language Centers
at Saint Joseph's University
600 S. 43rd St, Whitecar Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • Semi-Intensive English
  • Intensive English
  • American Explorer
  • English for Executives
  • Super Intensive English Plus
  • Super Intensive English
  • Group Super Intensive English

Special Opportunities

  • American Conversation Partnerships
  • HI Opportunity at No Additional Cost
  • University Scholarships for ELS Students
  • IELTS Testing Center

Minimum Age Requirements

No ELS Housing   17
Student Residence  (on campus), SJU - Living & Learning Commons 17

Start Dates

January 2, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 19, July 17, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 4
January 1, January 29, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

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