A strong emphasis on international education is a vital and distinctive aspect of Temple University. Temple’s commitment to international education began with the establishment of Temple University’s Rome campus in 1966, followed by Temple University’s Japan (TUJ) campus in Tokyo in 1982. Temple’s overseas campuses provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with an opportunity to earn course credits in a variety of disciplines, while experiencing life in a foreign culture, and faculty with the opportunity to teach and cultivate research interest abroad.
Temple University Rome
Located in the heart of Rome on the Tiber River, Temple University Rome has provided an educational experience cherished by students and faculty alike. During his tenure, Dean Kim Strommen has expanded the boundaries beyond the classroom to include class site visits to landmarks throughout Rome, internships, and community service partnerships. With 200 students per semester, the enrollment size is large enough to allow for an array of academic and social opportunities, yet intimate enough to foster a sense of community in which to build lifelong connections as learners and friends.
Temple University Japan
TUJ, our largest overseas program, accepts local and foreign students and offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Under the leadership of Dean Bruce Stronach, TUJ allows Japanese young people to get a U.S.-style education in Japan, helps meet the educational needs of Japan's foreign community, provides American and international students with an opportunity to live in Japan and study with Japanese students, and contributes to the strengthening of the relationship between the United States and Japan.
Overseas campuses are integral components of Temple University, helping the university realize its mission of being a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence.