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Yo, welcome to Philly!

Philadelphia, famous as the birthplace of American democracy, today thrives as a vibrant 21st-century city fueld by passion, ingenuity and grit. Here you will meet passionate citizens ready to have authentic, candid conversations about the challenges our world is facing. Because that's what it takes to invent break-through treatments in medicine, sustainable innovations and education that sparks revelutionary possibility.

Citizen Diplomacy International is your connection to the people of Philadelphia. You can connect with your peers through our in-person and virtual high school exchange programs, professional exchange programs and trade missions year-round. And our network of volunteer 'Citizen Diplomats' are here to welcome you. We want to show you all of the great things that Philadelphia's world famous for .

Come and explore, make a discovery... 

Frankly Philadelphia
The second largest city on the East Coast (and first World Heritage City in the nation) has plenty to love, and plenty who love it. Our multicultural community is home to more than a thousand restaurants, from the award-winning to the iconic. Not to mention six professional sports teams (including the 2018 Super Bowl champs), fine art, free fine art and miles of green space. Frankly speaking? What you see here is what you get here. So take a look.
Education
Education

Greater Philadelphia ranks as one of the nation’s leading centers for higher education with nearly 100 colleges and universities. Learn more about educational opportunties for you in Philadelphia here.

Medicine
Medicine

Philadelphia has an unmatched network of world-renowned doctors, surgeons, and hospitals that deliver personalized medical, surgical and rehabilitative care ranked among the best in the world in person or from the comfort of your home.  Questions? Check out our partners at https://www.philadelphiamedicine.com.

Business
Business

The Department of Commerce’s international business staff are your gateway to Philadelphia. They are here to help you learn about the city and its competitive advantages.  Learn more about how our City can help you start and grow your business.

For more information on international business opportunities, contact International.Relations@phila.gov.

Regional Stats
Regional Stats

At the start of 2020, Philadelphia continued to be largely a tale of success, expanding upon years of economic progress and demographic change. See a Portrait of our City.

Key industries are thriving because of the region’s must-haves for success: unparalleled global access, a deep talent pool, an attractive cost of doing business, a huge market of customers, and an incredible quality of life.  We have the 7th largest workforce of 3.4 million, including highly-skilled talent in key industries: life sciences, energy and manufacturing, technology, financial services, and more. htat's why people Select Greater Philadelphia.

Explore Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia — the only U.S. city featured in National Geographic Traveler’s Best Trips 2020 issue — delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do. On the list: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites, and famous and delicious food. 

https://www.visitphilly.com/

Take a look at our international visitor guide in eight languages.

https://www.discoverphl.com/international/#

Stay Connected
Stay Connected
Once you particpate in an exchange with Philadelphia, you are a part of our world-wide network of friends.  Join our mailing list and stay in touch on social media @cdiphila.

Philadelphia is World Heritage City because we have a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "outstanding universal value"Independence Hall, and because of the rich array of historic buildings and cultural sites located throughout the city, including 67 National Historic Landmarks. Watch this short film to learn more - offered in 12 different languages.