Studying in another country is a big decision. That’s why we do everything we can to make our international students feel as welcome, safe and supported as possible.
As a student at Jefferson, you’ll join a collaborative community, explore big ideas and prepare to help shape the world. Read on for information about academics, student life and more.
No matter which area of study you pursue at Jefferson, you’ll collaborate with classmates across majors to solve challenges for real companies. Our students have created solutions for young adults with disabilities, designed new products, developed a vaccine and more. Our signature Nexus Learning™ approach gives you the tools, connections and confidence to reach your full potential.
College is more than an education—it’s an experience. From activities and clubs on campus to Philadelphia’s parks, sporting events and incredible music scene, life at Jefferson includes time and space to live. As a new student, you’ll also make friends during our international student orientation program, complete with small-group meetups, Q&A sessions and more.
See the Liberty Bell or tour Independence Hall. Explore art and science at world-class museums like The Barnes Foundation or The Academy of Natural Sciences. Eat at trendy new restaurants and visit high-end boutiques. Join your peers on service missions and community initiatives. One of the most walkable cities in the United States, Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods—from the lively music scene in Fishtown to the Italian market in South Philly. With a low cost of living and job-market growth above 10%, Philadelphia is a fantastic place to be.