Why Urban Seminar?

  • In today’s competitive market, it’s important to have a wide variety of experiences. The Philadelphia Urban Seminar provides just that. Through a plethora of unique encounters, students gain the experience to be better teachers by understanding and interacting with Philadelphia’s one-of-a-kind urban culture. Not only do students gain valuable teaching experience, they are also immersed into the city’s urban community for this two-week seminar. Through community service, classroom experiences, and intensive person-to-person interaction with colleagues as well as students, participants often leave Philadelphia with a new outlook on education. For many students, the Philadelphia Urban Seminar has been a life altering event. So, when you ask yourself “Why Urban Seminar?” the answer has to be “for the experience.”