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The Chestnut Hill Experience

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Philadelphia is a major international city with a rich history extending back to America’s founding. Throughout the city you’ll find reminders of America’s past, such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Today Philadelphia is a vigorous, modern metropolis with a full range of attractions from world-class museums to major sports teams to diverse ethnic neighborhoods.

  • Visit the shops in downtown Philadelphia then have a picnic lunch at Rittenhouse Square.
  • Get your photo taken with Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture at LOVE Park.
  • Spend a day in natural splendor as you walk among the flowers and trees of the Morris Arboretum.
  • Dine at one of the many superb restaurants in Philadelphia, or enjoy a bit of street-side dining as you grab a famous Philly Cheesesteak while on the go.
  • Visit Chinatown for authentic Chinese cuisine or snap a photo at the Chinatown Friendship Gate.
  • Join other wizards, muggles, and Harry Potter enthusiasts at the annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Harry Potter Festival on the campus of Chestnut Hill College and surrounding community.
  • Catch a musical performance at one of Philadelphia’s many clubs and concert venues.
  • Enjoy the many seasonal and holiday events and festivals throughout Philadelphia, including the nation’s largest free concert celebrating America’s Independence Day on July 4th.

Philadelphia, PA

Students have a range of choices for their after class activities. Many students choose to spend time with their new friends or their host family. Or take the free area shuttle bus to explore Philadelphia, which offers Germantown shopping, movies, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell Center, and the Morris Arboretum.

Local Climate

Temperatures range from 16 to 30 degrees Celsius in the summer, and it can be humid. In the winter, temperatures range between 5 to 6 degrees Celsius. Philadelphia enjoys four distinct seasons, so expect snow in the winter, with an average of 20 inches of snowfall. Every fall brings a brilliant show of vivid colors with the changing autumn leaves.

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