Temple University Unveils Spiffy Housing For International Students

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple University has a new apartment complex especially designed for students from around the world.

The four-story, $20-million complex in the 1500 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue was built on what had been a vacant site and an eyesore for years.

Ken Scott, president and CEO of Beech Companies, says the new Beech International complex is designed to house 200 international students and scholars.

“We know students are traveling from around the world to come here, so we’ve kind of included almost a hotel feel, where they don’t have to bring anything but their clothes,” Scott said today.  “(Each room) is already furnished, it has a large flat-screen TV that can be hooked into wirelessly so they can hook up their computers, it has wireless Internet service, and all the utilities are included in the package.”

The project also created 50 permanent positions along with 200 construction jobs.

Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. Hater says:

    I hope they include armed escort service to and from the University. The locals will be watching for the weak and naive that wander from the herd.

  2. Dee says:

    Upscale accomodations for international students? Why is that???
    I understand that Temple needs to expand and clean up the neighborhood (sorry about that councilman) but why the hotel like atmosphere for the international students is that not a bit over the top.. My expectation is that if those chosen foreign students that get the privledge to live there then perhaps their tuition should reflect this preferential housing arrangement. Or is every student going to have to dig into their wallets?? Is Temple going to start creating separate dormatories/hotels for African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, Hispanics too??? Give me a break…

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