Temple University students must be in good academic standing and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligibile to study abroad on any program, but should be aware that each program—Temple-administered, exchange, or external—sets its own criteria for admissions, which often exceeds the 2.5 GPA minimum. Acceptance or approval to study abroad is rescinded if the student is placed on academic warning or probation.
Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.
Study abroad approval procedures for external programs
Conduct and student behavior policies
All students studying abroad must be in good disciplinary standing at the start of their term abroad. Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation and will not be in good disciplinary standing (including disciplinary probation) may submit a petition for review.
- Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation on more than one occasion are subject to additional review and may not be eligible.
Student Code of Conduct and student behavior
Program participants are expected to abide by all of Temple’s policies and are subject to the Student Code of Conduct while abroad. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all of Temple’s policies including the following:
- Student Code of Conduct
- Preventing and Addressing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
- Student Drug and Alcohol Policy
The university’s policy on preventing sexual violence includes a description of Temple’s education and prevention efforts, as well as the procedures for reporting complaints of sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, or stalking as well as the assistance for victims. The university’s policy on student drug and alcohol use provides comprehensive information regarding health risks associated with drug use, criminal and university penalties for illegal drug and alcohol use, resources for drug and alcohol abuse, and other important information.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 prevents Temple University from disclosing information about a student's education records without the written consent of a student or without proof that the student is the tax dependent of the parent. For more information, please visit the Dean of Students’ website and view the official policy at http://policies.temple.edu/ferpa/.
Health and safety policies
GeoBlue health insurance
All students traveling internationally on Temple University organized, sanctioned or funded activities are required to purchase GeoBlue (formerly HTH Worldwide) health insurance for the duration of their time outside of the U.S. Students are provided more information about how to purchase the insurance after acceptance to their program or upon beginning the approval process to study on an external program. Other Temple travelers will follow the procedures and requirements described below for purchasing GeoBlue health insurance. Learn more about GeoBlue.
Temple sanctioned travel, including study abroad and other official university programs and/or activities, is prohibited in countries that are under United States Department of State travel warnings and/or countries rated as high or extreme travel risk by International SOS; accordingly, students are not permitted to travel to, or through, these countries while participating in, or traveling to/from a Temple sanctioned international program, activity and/or experience.
Procedures and requirements for Temple travelers
These procedures apply to groups and individuals traveling abroad through activities not organized by Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses.