The World in a City


Duration 7 days
Suggested group size 12 - 20 students / 2 Envoys Field Staff
Suggested ages 14 - 18
Experience -


The World in a City

Philadelphia II

This program investigates the diaspora of cultures in the city through a series of guided tours, interactive workshops, and visits to cultural institutions. The program aims to foster an understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures and communities that make up Philadelphia. We’ll also sample foods from a variety of cultures to help us fully immerse ourselves in the experience of other cultures.

“The city of brotherly love, where colonial charm meets modern innovation.“


“Philadelphia's neighborhoods unfold as a tapestry of diversity, resilience, and civic pride.“


Impact Statement Everywhere we go, we carry a promise – to engage with respect, act with purpose, and leave a positive imprint. As envoys of our journey is more than travel; Our footprint is light, but our impact is profound, creating bridges of cooperation and mutual growth across the globe.

Day 1

Students arrive in Philadelphia, and are greeted by their Envoys educators. The group transfers to their accommodations, where they receive a safety briefing. From there, they head out to explore the surrounding area and have a welcome dinner together, sampling wonderful cuisine.

Day 2

Students start their day with a delicious breakfast at a Korean-American fusion bakery. Next, they visit the Korean War Memorial in Society Hill, a tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Korean War. After lunch, they visit the Chinese Friendship Gate, and enjoy a walking tour of Chinatown.

Day 3

Breakfast at the Reading Terminal Marke and then visit to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Lunch at Sabrina's Cafe, followed by a visit to the Penn Museum, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts from around the world, including ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Dinner at Zahav.

Day 4

After breakfast, students visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which houses an extensive collection of Asian art and artifacts, including a collection of Chinese porcelain and Korean pottery. They take part in a workshop with the Jaisohn Memorial Foundation.

Day 5

Students depart for the Italian Market, a vibrant neighborhood that features a diverse mix of cultures and shops. After lunch, they visit the Mutter Museum, which showcases medical artifacts from around the world, providing a unique perspective on the history of medicine and healthcare.

Day 6

Breakfast at Knead Bagels, a Jewish-style bagel shop, followed by a visit to the Jewish History Museum, which explores the history and culture of Philadelphia's Jewish community. After lunch, the group meets Al Bustan - Seeds of Culture. The day end with dinner at Zahav, an Israeli restaurant.

Day 7

Breakfast at La Colombe Coffee Roasters. The group may exchange contact information and say goodbye to each other and the city of Philadelphia. Depending on the departure time, there may be some free time to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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Lenses of Inquiry


Cultural Diveristy

This program can be viewed through the lens of cultural diversity, as it highlights the many different cultures and cuisines found in Philadelphia. They visit local cultural groups and centers to learn more about the traditions and customs of various communities.


Connection through food

Students explore cuisines from different cultures through visits to local restaurants, bakeries, and markets. They may also participate in cooking classes or demonstrations to learn how to make some dishes themselves.


Advocacy and Action

In this program, students learn about the contributions of different communities to Philadelphia's history and culture. They explore museums and cultural centers that highlight the traditions and beliefs of different cultures.


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