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.
A list of approved External Programs can be found by visiting the Explore Study Abroad Programs page and selecting "External" under Program Type. 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.
Temple University strongly encourages students to consider these program options prior to exploring other possibilities as these programs have been selected based on their reputations for quality and academic rigor and on criteria established by the Faculty Senate Committee for International Programs. 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.