The Student Mundial team is really happy to launch our accommodation platform in Philadelphia to help local and international students studying in Philadelphia. The awesome apartments we have so far are really closely the Temple university campus.
As a student, you have lots to do in the city. Visit the Independence National Historic park. This L-shaped park, along with Old City, has been dubbed ‘America’s most historic square mile.’ Once the backbone of the United States government, it has become the backbone of Philadelphia’s tourist trade. Stroll around and you’ll see multi-story buildings in which the seeds for the Revolutionary War were planted and the US government came into bloom. You’ll also find beautiful, shaded urban lawns dotted with plenty of squirrels, pigeons and costumed actors.
The Reading Terminal Market is perfect for shopping lovers and food people. It’s a wonderful one-stop shop for every appetite. Wander down the aisles past lines for famous Philly cheesesteaks, Amish food, lobster rolls, sushi, barbecue, and every cuisine and delicacy you can imagine.
You can also do the Benjamin Franklin walking city tour. Known by most for the famous kite-flying incident, Franklin was in fact a notable 18th-century scientist, businessman and politician who contributed greatly to society. Following your knowledgeable guide, learn about Franklin’s life and role in the Revolutionary War and Continental Congress as you visit sites like Franklin Court, Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society and the post office, where he served as postmaster general. This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
You can also enjoy lots of museums such as the Barnes Foundation, the National Constitution Center or again the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. You will not get bored. Many places to entertain your friend and yourself in Philadelphia such as the Paris Wine Bar, the Shampoo parties, the Urban Saloon or the World Cafe Live.
Four main events take place in Philly. The Manayunk Arts Festival which is the largest outdoor arts and crafts show in the Delaware Valley, with more than 250 artists from across the country. The Mummers’ Parade which is a very Philly parade, this is an elaborate celebration of costumes every New Year’s Day. An excellent music lineup, from folkies to jam bands. Memorial Day weekend called the Annual Jam on the River and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe that catch the latest in cutting-edge performance.
Getting around in Philly
In the city you have buses, trains and subway in the city. The city network is called Septa. For buses, you need quarters to put into the machine in order to get token that you can buy at Septa offices. The city train is a bit more expensive but still affordable for students. For long distances, you can take the plane or the train that will brings you in NYC in 1 hour and Boston in 4 hours. You can also choose the bus to get in NYC for $20.
About Temple University
Temple University, commonly referred to as Temple, has a campus located on North Philadelphia East area. But they have also seven campuses and sites across Pennsylvania, plus international campuses in London, Rome, Spain, and Tokyo. The university counts more than 30,000 students with over 3,000 faculties. If you are gonna study in Rome, London or Spain for a semester, academic year or a summer program, check out some nice places to live as a student in these cities for your experience abroad.