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Things to Do While Studying at HU

Enjoy Your American Experience

There’s so much to see and do while you are studying at HU. Of course, the Harrisburg community offers many opportunities including museums, sports, restaurants, and more. But, you’ll also want to venture out and see more of the American culture. You can safely enjoy all the opportunities by taking part in university sponsored and chaperoned tours of regional attractions specifically offered for international students:

City Home Of
New York City, NY The NY Stock Exchange, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Broadway and more.
Washington, D.C. Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson National Monuments, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials and more.
Philadelphia, PA Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art and more.


You’ll also want to experience local Indian and Muslim events and visit regional temples while living in Harrisburg:

Indian Events

  • Festival of India & Ratha Yatra
  • India Day
  • Sri Krishna Janmashtam
  • SriSri Jaganath Baldev Subhadara Rath Yatra

Muslim Events

  • Annual Muslim Day Picnic
  • Lectures and Community Dinners with ISGH
  • The Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention


  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Hindu American Religious Institute (HARI) Temple
  • Institute of Higher Understanding (IOHU)
  • Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center


  • Harrisburg Masjid (Sunni)
  • Cham Muslims Association of Pennsylvania (nondenominational)
  • Masjidul Muwahhideen (Sunni)