The birthplace of America; Located in the east coast of USA (2-3 hours from New York and Washington DC); 5th largest metropolitan area in US; International airport; main campuses (UPENN, Drexel, Temple, Villanova, Swarthmore, etc); famous food (Cheesesteak); historic sector (Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc); Art Museum; Movie “Rocky” filmed here.

Come meet

Philadelphia UBF community

4 missionary families, 1 shepherd family, 2 second gen families, Young professionals, college-age second gens, younger second gens, Bible students

Director and Contact Person: M. James Roh (Email:, KakaoTalk ID: jamesjroh)

Bible house located in Philadelphia downtown near Drexel University

Campuses served: Drexel, UPENN, Rowan, West Chester, Montgomery CC

Regional activities (Mid-Atlantic region): SBC, Christmas worship, harvest festival, etc

Things you can do

  • Worship, Friday meeting, Bible study, Friends Night, Summer Bible Conference (mid July), Christmas worship, New Year's Retreat, Tennis fellowship, etc
  • Visit other nearby UBF chapters: Washington, Shippensburg, Lehigh, New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, etc
  • Teaching musical instruments to the second gens
  • Trips to New York, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, etc

Important notes

  • Off-campus housing (small apartments near campus): $400-1000/mo
  • Meals, transportations, and other costs: $300-600/mo
  • University City area: convenient access to downtown, Fairmount Park, historic district, museums, professional sports games

Languague Programs

  • UPENN: 2 months (Tuition: $3000-5000)
  • Drexel: Fall quarter (Tuition: $5400)
  • Temple : < 2 months (Tuition: $2200-3300)