Sei vecchio! Wait, you don’t speak Italian? Right. Well this year is Temple University Rome’s 50th anniversary and that means “happy anniversary!” (Actually, it means “you’re old,” but you get the point.) To celebrate, consider studying in the city that wasn’t built in a day! Lucky for you, it’s Study Abroad Week and getting info about going abroad is as easy as ricotta pie. Do you have to know Italian? No. Should you like pizza? Duh. Want to know if you and Rome are soulmates?
News and Announcements
Your college roommates might disturb your sleep and occasionally act like animals, but have you ever been woken up by an actual monkey? Or zip-lined for college credit? Has staying out all night dancing ever helped your studies?
For students in the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS), a small program in the College of Liberal Arts making a big impact throughout the university, the answer to these questions may be “yes.”
For Video Produced on South Africa Study Abroad Program
By Suzanne Willever
When Tyler Horst (SMC ’15) embarked on a study abroad program in South Africa in the summer of 2014, he could only imagine the impact his experience would have on his personal and professional development.
During Temple’s four-week journalism program in Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor Linn Washington, the program director that year, tasked students with writing articles or producing videos about the "Born-Free" generation: those born into post-apartheid South Africa.
Temple faculty are very important to the mission and efforts of the Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses office. As a faculty member you play a significant role in Temple students’ decisions to study abroad. It is only in partnership with campus stakeholders that we are able to create and promote the international educational opportunities that enrich Temple students’ educational experiences.
Education Abroad Sends Advisors to Tokyo and Rome
by Zachary Martin
During freshman orientation, we introduce ourselves by giving a fun fact, an icebreaker, like how Ruth, the director of Honors, had a cake delivery service via motorcycle in college. Such amusing trivia allows students to connect with us. This year, my fun fact was that I recently got back from TUJ, Temple’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. Students haven’t stopped asking me about my experience. It worked.
University’s International Educators Academy (IEA) Recognized as Model
PHILADELPHIA, January 25, 2015--The Institute of International Education, a national non-profit dedicated to international education and training, awarded Temple University a 2016 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.
Temple University will be CLOSED for the winter break from December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016. We will reopen on January 4th with regular hours (8:30am-5pm).
During this time, if you are experiencing an emergency overseas, please refer to the Emergency Contact instructions below:
If a student overseas is involved in an emergency situation, the student should either contact a local emergency responder or the on-site staff immediately. If the student is unable to do so, please contact us as follows:
As an intern at Japan Times, study abroad student Sarai Flores has the opportunity to write and publish articles. Recently, she reviewed a talk hosted by Temple University Japan, during which U.S. POWs from WWII discussed their experiences and the need to forgive. Read her story.
Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awardees:
Andrij Dynko: Japan
Kya Kerner: Japan
Jennifer Nguyen: Spain
Najah Yasin: Japan
If you are interested in applying for a Gilman scholarship for a future term, please review the requirements.
In the wake of the attacks in Paris last Friday, Temple University reports that all students studying abroad through the university in Europe are safe. There are 5 Temple University students studying abroad in France this semester, and an additional 173 students studying abroad with Temple University elsewhere in Europe, including Temple students and those from visiting institutions studying on Temple programs.