IGSP Housing Options

"On Campus" Housing

"On campus" housing is an option, although not guaranteed. University of Pennsylvania degree students receive first priority for available “on campus” housing rooms. When additional “on campus” housing space is available, the Housing office is pleased to offer this as an option for visiting and guest students.

Please keep in mind that Penn Residential Services cannot gurantee that you will be placed with an American undergraduate roommate.

IGSP students are encouraged to apply for “on campus” housing if interested: Housing for Students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS).  

International House

3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (215) 895-6540 (day), (215) 387-5125 (evening)
Website: www.ihousephilly.org/

International House is a safe, high-rise building just a few blocks from the University of Pennsylvania. International House, which is organized into suites that consist of ten single rooms and a common lounge, provides a friendly living experience for over 350 American and international students.

All utilities included, rooms are furnished. Lower rates for long term leases. Must be full-time student, scholar, intern or professional trainee.

The Stratum

20 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (215)662-0802
Website: http://www.the-stratum.com/

Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, game room theatre with large screen TV and video game consoles, tanning salon, business center, housekeeping service, and bistro style dining.


Website: www.sas.upenn.edu/elp/housing_homestay

Homestay allows students to experience American culture in the warmth, variety, and spontaneity of an American home while having frequent, relaxed opportunities to practice English conversation.

University of Pennsylvania Off-Campus Living Office

Website: www.business-services.upenn.edu/offcampusservices/

The University of Pennsylvania Off-Campus Living website has detailed information on area hotels, hostels, regular and corporate apartments and other off-campus housing options. The website also explains legal requirements and advice on negotiating rentals and leases.

Contact Us

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

Telephone: 215.898.7326
Fax: 215.573.2053
Email: lps@sas.upenn.edu
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