What is an Exchange?
Temple University has established exchange partnerships with a number of universities in countries around the world. Exchange programs give you the chance to study at an overseas university, and "in exchange" give a student from the overseas university a chance to study at Temple. Exchanges provide a full immersion experience at a foreign university. In most cases, exchange students take classes with students from the host country and have the opportunity to get involved in campus clubs, organizations, and activities.
Exchanges are most appropriate for an independent and highly motivated student looking for a fully immersive study abroad experience. Students who choose this option are expected to adapt to what is often a different, more autonomous educational structure, and is therefore best suited for students with a strong academic history.
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load while abroad and will earn transfer credit. Some exchanges have a limited number of placements and can be quite competitive; therefore, students are encouraged to consider alternative options when applying. Below is a list of institutions with which Temple has exchange agreements.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some programs may not run. For programs that do run, your study abroad experience may differ from how you imagined it. As we move forward, we will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and will provide you with updates specific to your program. Please visit the COVID-19 Guidance For Students Studying Abroad on External or Exchange Programs page for general information applicable to students planning to study abroad during a future term. That page includes decision dates for future terms and will be regularly updated as guidance changes and decisions are made and communicated to students.
Please note, if approval to study abroad is granted, students will be required to acknowledge the risks of participation by reviewing and signing the COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks form which will be posted on your program home page.
FALL 2021-SPRING 2022
Fall 2021 update (March 16, 2021): After a thorough review of current circumstances, the following program has been cancelled for the fall 2021 semester:
- Griffith University in Australia
Additional decisions for fall 2021 exchange programs will be posted on our website and applications will remain open for all spring 2022 programs until the deadline.
Spring 2021 petition process, communications and cancellations (September 25, 2020)
Fall 2020 update (July 15, 2020): After a thorough review of current circumstances, we are unable to permit students to participate in fall 2020 approved exchange study abroad programs. Please see our program cancellation notice for more information on this decision.
Griffith University in Australia
Located on the Gold Coast, Griffith University was founded in 1971 and is a comprehensive research institution that ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University is Hong Kong’s second-oldest higher learning institution.
Xiamen University in China
Lancaster University in England
Established by royal charter in 1964 and located just three miles away from the historic city of Lancaster and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Lancaster University is in the top 10 universities in the UK.
University of East Anglia in England
Founded in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is spread over 300 acres of parkland, located 1.5 miles from the medieval cathedral city of Norwich.
Sciences Po Lyon in France
Sciences Po Lyon, which was founded in 1948, is a public school which is attached to Université Lumière Lyon 2. In the culturally rich city of Lyon, sudents can take a number of political science, global studies, history and economics classes in both English and French.
University of Hamburg in Germany
Founded in 1919, the University of Hamburg has approximately 38,000 students and 650 full-time professors engaged in teaching and research, as well as an additional academic staff numbering over 4,000.
University of Tübingen in Germany
Founded in 1477, the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen is one of Germany's oldest universities. It is particularly famous for its faculties of medicine, theology, law, philosophy and science.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1969 and is one of Israel’s leading public research institutions. Exchange students can take a number of humanities and Israeli Studies courses in English.
Ewha Womans University in Korea
A private university, Ewha Womans University was founded in 1886 and became a university in 1946. It is the largest women’s university in the world, with 11 colleges and over 25,000 students.
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is the birthplace of foreign language education in Korea. HUFS is a specialized university that educates students to become international citizens who will contribute to the development and exchange of cultures.
Sogang University in Korea
Yonsei University in Korea
As the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University has a proud history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.
University of Oviedo in Spain
Founded in 1574, the University of Oviedo offers courses in 38 departments and has over 25,000 students, 800 of which are international students. Located in northern Spain, the modern city of Oviedo is surrounded by natural landscapes and is rich with cultural history.
National Taiwan University in Taiwan
NTU was established in 1928, and is the oldest and largest university in Taiwan. There are 11 colleges within the university, with approximately 33,000 students. The university is centrally located in the center of Taipei.