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 a number of new opportunities which expand upon 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.
Temple University remains committed to providing students with meaningful global learning opportunities amidst the pandemic. Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses is here to support you from your initial interest through preparation.
As the pandemic continues to impact study abroad opportunities, Education Abroad has curated a COVID-19 Portfolio for the 2021 academic year. The COVID-19 Portfolio represents a variety of geographic locations and academic disciplines, programs most frequently attended by Temple students, and partners with which we maintain a strong working relationship. These programs have met or exceeded the University’s established programmatic standards and student support protocols for operating during the pandemic. You can view the COVID-19 Portfolio by visiting our Explore Study Abroad Programs page and selecting “COVID-Approved Spring 2022” from the “Terms Offered” dropdown. COVID-19 Portfolio Programs include Arcadia College of Global Studies, CIEE, DIS, IES, IFSA, and USAC.
We also encourage you to read more about:
- what to expect from studying abroad during COVID-19
- the COVID-19-specific approval process for students studying on External or Exchange Programs
As conditions continue to change, the Program Status page will be kept up-to-date on which programs are operating, cancelled, or adjusted.
Featured semester programs can be searched by city, country, or area of study by using the Program Discovery tool below or found in this list view.