A full-on fusion of historic and modern, international visitors are heading to Philadelphia for a fun and educational U.S. starting point. Discovering significant pieces of our nation’s past – at attractions such as the National Constitution Center , Independence Hall , and the Liberty Bell – is a great introduction to the United States. After covering the historic basics, Philadelphia’s dynamic restaurant and nightlife scene, retail opportunities (including tax-free clothing and shoes!), and cultural offerings keep the excitement going.
The number of international visitors coming to Philadelphia continues to increase and Philadelphia International Airport’s international terminal provides passengers with convenient and comfortable travel, offering daily nonstop flights from Europe and the Caribbean on multiple carriers.
Terminal A-West is an 800,000 square foot, four-level facility that includes 13 additional international gates, a state-of-the-art security system, eight high-speed baggage carousels, 12 retail shops, and 11 restaurants. International visitors receive a grand Philadelphia welcome in Arrivals Hall where the words and signatures of the Declaration of Independence offer a historic introduction to the City of Brotherly Love.
The International Visitors Council (IVC) of Philadelphia arranges counterpart meetings, “shadow days,” technical study tours, and American cultural experiences for visitors from around the world. IVC programs broaden networking and provide a better understanding of the United States and of local, national, and international industries in a variety of professions. Visits to classrooms, courtrooms, offices, and industrial sites can be arranged to address an array of current topics.
Philadelphia International Medicine links the greater Philadelphia region’s nationally recognized hospitals with leading physicians and medical technology to make comprehensive, quality health care available to the international community. Through partnerships with respected international clinical centers and providers, Philadelphia International Medicine is a top choice among international physicians and patients for treatment. With one call, Philadelphia International Medicine can coordinate the diverse healthcare needs of patients from around the world, providing care for a variety of illnesses, as well as associated services for family members.
For more information, contact Philadelphia International Medicine: 1835 Market Street, 10th Floor; 215-563-4733; Fax: 215-563-2777; www.philadelphiamedicine.com.
Currency may be exchanged at the following locations and at six locations within Philadelphia International Airport. All locations have varying hours, so please call first. Several hotels and restaurants in Center City also redeem currency.