The ELS Center Philadelphia in West Chester, PA - ELS 
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia – West Chester | West Chester University

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About This Center


ELS Philadelphia – West Chester is located on the campus of West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, just a short drive west of Philadelphia. West Chester is a quaint, welcoming college town community. Visit local shops, restaurants, and music venues, or you can easily travel to Philadelphia, New York City, or Washington, D.C. 

Mitchell Hall: 675 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Museums and Local History: Ride the West Chester Railroad, or see real helicopters at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center.
  • Gardens and Parks: West Chester’s parks feature nature trails, floral displays, and picnic areas.
  • Nearby Cities: All the excitement of downtown Philadelphia is only minutes away, and New York City and Washington, D.C., are also within easy traveling distance.

Philadelphia – West Chester | West Chester University

(610) 436-3575

  • Partner University
    • West Chester University
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
    • Homestay
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options

Student Residence (On Campus)

Dorm life is one of the best ways to create lasting, meaningful friendships and become part of the University community. To promote integration of international students, ELS dorm rooms share a floor with West Chester University Students. Schmidt and Goshen Hall also offer activities and organized programs that help students get better acquainted with fellow residents. Dorm rooms are double occupancy with communal bathrooms and have in room air conditioning, movable furniture and wifi. Other amenities include on-site laundry, study areas, recreation rooms and cooking facilities.
Note: Students will be housed in Schmidt Hall during the academic school year and Tyson Hall during the summer term.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1232
  • Occupancy
  • Double
  • Meal Credits
  • Fourteen (14) meals per week are included in the dorm booking.


Students will have a single bedroom. The average commute from the homestay to the ELS Center is 30-45 minutes with access to public transportation.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1200
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Student has access to the kitchen if they choose to make snacks/food in addition to the 14 meals already provided.

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