Temple students have many study abroad opportunities to choose from, and the typical models are described below. If you would like to explore expanding the offerings for your students, please review the Process for Developing New Opportunities for Temple students. You may also find the Checklist for Starting a New Program helpful.
If you have an idea for a new study abroad opportunity, or have identified an unmet need on the part of your students, please feel free to contact Denise Connerty in International Programs to discuss your ideas and explore options and opportunities.
Temple-Administered Study Abroad
How it works
Currently, the International Programs Office manages three semester university-wide (Temple Rome, Temple University Japan and Temple Spain) and 15 summer programs. There are additional programs administered in some of the schools and colleges. Program types include:
- Semester/academic year abroad
- Faculty-led summer program
- Short-term study abroad
- Service Learning
- Academic control
- Faculty involvement in curriculum development
- Opportunities for faculty to teach abroad
- Affordability for Temple students
- All new programs created on behalf of Temple University are carefully considered by the Office of International Affairs as they involve a significant, long-term investment of the Office of International Program's staff, financial resources, and the normal liability and risk inherent in program management.
Student Reciprocal Exchange – a one-for-one exchange of students between Temple and a university overseas
Note: All exchange agreements, even if limited to a specific school, must be reviewed by International Affairs, reviewed by University Counsel and signed by the Board approved university signatory.
How it works
Temple students pay tuition and fees to Temple, and incoming exchange students pay tuition and fees to their home university. The students then “exchange” places. Some exchanges also involve students paying housing fees to their home institution. For Temple students, the credits earned appear as transfer credits on their transcript.
Exchanges can be arranged by:
- School/College/Department. Exchanges are limited to only students within a certain department, school or college, and they are administered by that department, school or college.
- University-wide. Created and administered by the University International Programs Office, such exchanges are based on university-to-university agreements offering curricular options across the University.
- Cost-effective academic, linguistic and cultural immersion opportunities for Temple students and faculty. Also, provides for students and faculty from abroad to spend time at Temple.
- If a Temple student is not identified to participate in an exchange, a tuition obligation arises for the visiting student. Creating university-wide exchange requires sufficient interest among Temple students and faculty to sustain an exchange. The exchange must receive initial approval of the Office of International Affairs who will administer it. Exchanges limited to a school/college/department must specify the exchange is limited to the school/college/department and does not bind the entire university. In the event no Temple student wants to participate, the school/college/department is responsible for the visiting student’s tuition.
Programs sponsored by Other Organizations/Universities
How it works
Temple students routinely study abroad on non-Temple programs around the world, in the same way that non-Temple students study at Temple Rome and Temple Japan. Students participating in non-Temple programs must seek official Temple University approval to participate in non-Temple programs, pay the fees directly to the program sponsor, and transfer the credits earned to their Temple degree. Students who want to attend programs at other institutions or departments wanting to pre-approve other schools’ programs as a way to enhance study abroad options for their students should contact the Office of International Programs.
- Meets academic and geographic study abroad needs of Temple’s large, diverse population.