What is an External Program?
External Programs are study abroad programs administered or sponsored by other colleges and universities, or by various study abroad organizations. External Programs offer virtually unlimited possibilities for students in every major, in nearly any country around the world, and give students a wide array of summer, semester and academic year study abroad options which expand upon the many existing programs already offered through Temple. Through the course evaluation process, External Program participants earn transfer credit for approved courses and can apply those credits towards the fulfillment of their degree requirements, including major, minor, elective and most general education requirements.
A list of approved External Programs can be found below. Temple University strongly encourages students to consider these program options prior to exploring other possibilities. In addition to the approved list, students also have the ability to enroll directly at any accredited foreign university. Temple students participating with External programs are required to complete Temple's External Programs Approval Process.
Approved External Program Options
Alliance for Global Education
The Alliance for Global Education, LLC, a division of the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia to an ever-growing and more diverse U.S. undergraduate population. The Alliance provides interdisciplinary study abroad programs in China and India.
American Business School, Paris
The Fox School of Business & Management and Temple IGMS/CIBER has a partnership with The American Business School – Paris (ABS) to include study abroad opportunities for business majors.
AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Building on over 60 years of study abroad experience, Arcadia University College of Global Studies offers over 140 programs in 23 countries. In addition to study abroad, The College of Global Studies offers academic certificates, research opportunities, overseas internships, service learning, cohort programs and other innovative programs.
Part of the Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS), CEFAM is an undergraduate level, private business school with a long standing relationship with the Fox School of Business and Management. Located in France’s third largest city, Lyon, CEFAM has built its reputation on high academic standards as well as on the European and American perspective it offers to students.
CIEE has been producing high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs for over 65 years. A non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization, CIEE is committed providing quality, rigorous study abroad opportunities for students.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
The Education Abroad Network
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) has facilitated programs with partner universities in the South Pacific and Pacific Rim since 1995. Beginning in Australia, expanding to New Zealand and now Asia, TEAN continues to operate as a relatively small, boutique organization that is responsive and flexible to the needs of students.
Note: Temple students receive an automatic $500 deduction on program prices for TEAN programs.
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Its primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad.
School for Field Studies
Established in 1980, the School for Field Studies (SFS) offers environmental field studies abroad. Their educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work.
SIT Study Abroad
SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates, which offer undergraduate research through an Independent Study Project; and promises cultural immersion through fieldwork, intensive language classes, and urban and rural homestays with local families.
Spanish Studies Abroad
Since 1969, Spanish Studies Abroad has designed its own innovative programming with a focus on academic integrity, Spanish language acquisition, and student integration into the local culture.
St. Louis University, Madrid
Saint Louis University is an American, Jesuit university ranked among the top 100 research and teaching institutions in the United States. The Madrid campus enrolls 675 students- 50% from the U.S., 20% from Spain, and 30% from 65 other countries.
Syracuse University Abroad
Syracuse University Abroad currently operates eight overseas centers, which are recognized for quality academic programs across professional and liberal arts disciplines, excellent faculty, and superior student services. Each SU center has close ties with local universities, allowing students to design integrated programs appropriate to their academic and language abilities.
University College Dublin, Quinn School of Business
The Fox School of Business & Management and Temple IGMS/CIBER have an established partnership with The Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin, to include study abroad opportunities for business majors.
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota creates meaningful educational opportunities abroad for students through ethical and innovative engagement. A variety of program options—300 programs in over 80 countries—have been developed to address the diverse needs of students.