Philadelphia Experience

Live, study, and work in Philadelphia, the U.S.’s first and only World Heritage City.

What is the Philadelphia Experience?

This coupling of culture and academia is our latest distinctive experience — an opportunity that is unforgettably Ursinus. Get an inside look and what the Philly X program offers Ursinus students in this brief video.


The Philadelphia Experience is a unique program that allows Ursinus students to live, study, and work in Philadelphia for a semester. “With Philadelphia as their classroom and their home, faculty and students will work closely together in a manner that empowers the intellect, awakens moral sensitivity and challenges students to improve society,” says President Brock Blomberg. This experience matches the culture of Philadelphia with the academics of Collegeville to create a distinct experience for each student.tudents create their own personal “Experience” in Philadelphia by matching Ursinus classes taught in Philadelphia, with internships, independent study, and diverse courses offered by Drexel University. Each Experience will be unique to each student, creating the perfect supplement to their Collegeville-based education.  

February 23rd, 2018