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Who, When and for How Long?

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Education Abroad is available to answer these and other questions that may arise. Here are some basics to get you started:


All full time, degree-seeking Temple University students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to study abroad. Knowledge of a foreign language is not a requirement to study abroad on all programs, although students are encouraged to gain some knowledge of a foreign language in advance. Look at our student profiles and blogs to learn about the experiences of other students who studied abroad.


Historically, most students have studied abroad during their junior year, but study abroad during the sophomore and senior years is also an option. You can go as early as the summer after your freshman year. Ultimately, your major and curriculum will dictate the best time for you to study abroad.

How long?

You may study abroad for a semester, academic year, or summer. Generally, the longer the program, the better. It takes time to settle in and adapt to new surroundings; the longer you are abroad, the more you will benefit from the experience.