Language studies in Philadelphia

Learn English in the city of the Founding Fathers,and experience long-term immersion in an incredible all-American setting in Philadelphia! This historic US city is the perfect place to get a taste of American academic excellence, with over 80 colleges and universities in the city alone. An English gap year course in Philadelphia will send you on an incredible journey, where you’ll create amazing memories and discover the city where the USA truly began!

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Why take an English long term course in Philadelphia?


Studying long term in Philadelphia will allow you to do so much more than see the Liberty Bell! On an ESL gap experience in Philadelphia, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn English in an authentic environment, where you’ll naturally have the chance to speak and hear English wherever you go.
  • Better understand the mix of cultures that make up the USA, experiencing city life and seeing how the locals live.
  • Develop language skills and soft skills: you’ll learn and grow as you navigate a new city and lifestyle.
  • Experience full linguistic and cultural immersion as you visit new places and travel to different areas of the USA.
  • Study in a hub of academic excellence, and meet people from around the world who travel to learn in Philadelphia in a welcoming, international environment.

What will I do on my English gap year course in Philadelphia?


A gap experience with ESL will allow you to learn English in an authentic way, accelerating your studies as you naturally practise English everywhere you go. You’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom, experiencing full cultural and linguistic immersion, which will boost your English skills and give you the opportunity to try new things at every moment. At ESL, we offer a variety of English long term courses in Philadelphia which you can tailor to your needs, combining lessons with your own personal interests and cultural activities. Discover a world of languages in Philadelphia on your gap experience with ESL!

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