Housing Options

Housing options may be limited in August 2016 due to the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia.  Please be sure to reserve August housing early. 

  • International House is a high-rise building that provides a friendly living experience for approximately 400 American and international students. International House Philadelphia is no longer accepting applications for August housing. We recommend that you secure housing for August programs from our homestay provider.
  • Homestay allows students to experience American culture in the warmth and comfort of an American home while having frequent, relaxed opportunities to practice English conversation.
  • The Axis is an upscale yet affordable, private student-oriented community located in the heart of University City. The Axis is no longer accepting applications for August housing. We recommend that you secure housing for August programs from our homestay provider.
  • On-Campus Penn Dormitories provide students with a true US university living experience. Currently available for July sessions only.
  • Other Housing Options

Housing for Special Programs

Students in the Institute for Academic Studies and Institute for Business Communication, please see our Summer Institutes housing options.

Students in the IBCP - Intermediate Speakers program, please see our short-term housing options.

Housing Locations

Please note that while the ELP makes every effort to ensure that housing is available to students, students are responsible for securing their own housing.