Effective March 16th until further notice, the ELP staff will be working remotely to comply with University protocols regarding COVID-19. Please expect delays in our office being able to receive mail, process checks, and process I-20s in a timely manner. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.


Philadelphia is the nation’s 5th largest city, located between New York City and Washington, DC. The city is rich in culture, history, art, nature, shopping, and entertainment. 

City Guides

Visit Philadelphia
The city’s official visitor and travel site provides an extensive list of things to do, places to stay, and where to eat in the five counties that make up the Philadelphia region.

Discover Philadelphia
The city’s official global convention and visitors site provides information for travel professionals, meeting planners, and the hospitality industry, as well as news about upcoming special events.

A “locals’ guide” to the city created by Visit Philadelphia is a go-to resource for finding out about what’s happening in and around the city.

Campus Philly
The nonprofit organization’s guide to the city meant to encourage college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia region.