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FLS - Chesnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.03 reviews

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
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School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is located in northwest Philadelphia's quaint Chesnut Hill neighborhood and is listed on the National... More

Vacation English - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
940US$ 901US$
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Kaplan International English, PhiladelphiaFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The modern, state-of-the-art language school is located in the city center and is near the SEPTA regional service, bus... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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1065US$ 1065US$
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Key Facts about Philadelphia

Philadelphia: Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and although it boasts the culture and glamour of a big city, it also retains its small-town charm. Dive into the American spirit in the city where it all began – here you can find many iconic landmarks that played a pivotal role in the establishment of the United States of America. Independence Hall was where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution was signed and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More of its rich history is on display at the Liberty Bell and other American Revolutionary sites. The city has a very enjoyable and walk-able downtown, distinct neighbourhoods, great restaurants, fantastic arts and culture scene, colourful outdoor life, tax-free shopping and much more. Something for everyone!

Population: 1,527,000

Elevation: 12 m. above sea level

Time zone: -13h. (GMT -5)

Region: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County

Currency: USD (1 USD = 6.9733 CNY)

Philadelphia quality of life rating:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 (3 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from China can travel and attend a language course of up to 18 hours per week and for a maximum of 90 days on a holiday/visitor visa. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 15 (rankings of universities in Philadelphia)

High season: July

Low season: January

Average course price per week: 406 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Shanghai

  • Student price index excluding rent:127* (27% more expensive than Shanghai)
  • Student price index including rent:121* (21% more expensive than Shanghai)
  • Price index food only:96* (4% cheaper than Shanghai)
  • Big Mac price (USA average):5.74 US$ (88% more expensive than in China)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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

Weather in Philadelphia

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Events in PhiladelphiaBest time to take a language course in Philadelphia

September
Live Arts Festival
Live Arts Festival

10 September 2020 - 04 October 2020An annual arts festival where international artists can present their work and everyone can discover the diversity which is art the world over.

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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    FAQ about schools in Philadelphia

  • Students rated the activity program at FLS - Chesnut Hill College as the best.
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College has received the best overall rating in Philadelphia.
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College, located in 9601 Germantown Ave has been voted as the school with the best location in Philadelphia.
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at FLS - Chesnut Hill College is the best rated accommodation in Philadelphia.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Philadelphia is 82.54. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Philadelphia with 5.0 stars out of 5.
  • In Philadelphia electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Philadelphia is Philadelphia International (10.5 km from city center). Alternative airport: Newark Liberty International (117.5 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Philadelphia.
  • Schools in Philadelphia offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, Other exams.

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