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Interesting information about Philadelphia

Key Facts about Philadelphia

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Philadelphia was ranked 54 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 1,527,000

Elevation: 12 m. above sea level

Time zone: -14h. (GMT -5)

Region: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County

Currency: USD (1 USD = 1185.1639 KRW)

Philadelphia quality of life rating:

Rating: 5.0

5.0 (3 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from South Korea can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 16 (rankings of universities in Philadelphia)

High season: July

Low season: January

Average course price per week (High season): 414 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 463 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Seoul

  • Student price index excluding rent:104* (4% more expensive than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:102* (2% more expensive than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:73* (27% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (USA average):5.74 US$ (51% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Public transportation in Philadelphia

Weather in Philadelphia

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What to do in Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation
Barnes Foundation
Liberty Bell Center
Liberty Bell Center
Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
Chinese Friendship Gate
Chinese Friendship Gate
Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
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Arrival Airports

Philadelphia International (PHL) - 10 km. from Philadelphia city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 9,00 USD, 16 minutes.

Main stops: PHL Airport Terminal A, Eastwick, University City

Taxi: 53 US$, 15 minutes drive to city center of Philadelphia

Direct international flights from:
  • Ireland: Dublin, Shannon
  • United Kingdom: Glasgow International, London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International
Newark Liberty International (EWR) - 117 km. from Philadelphia city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 53,00 USD, 150 minutes.

Main stops: Newark Airport Terminal B, Port Authority Bus Terminal + New York, Ny, Phiadelphia, Pa

Every 60 minutes, 68,00 USD, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Newark Airport, Metropark-Iselin Amtrak, Trenton Transit Center Amtrak, Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

Taxi: 85 minutes drive to city center of Philadelphia

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FAQ about schools in

  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College has received the best overall rating in .
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College, located in 9601 Germantown Ave has been voted as the school with the best location in .
  • Students rated the activity program at FLS - Chesnut Hill College as the best.
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at FLS - Chesnut Hill College is the best rated accommodation in .

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