The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is committed to providing the Temple community with information and news that strengthens our global engagement.
OIA invites schools and colleges to share its international successes through the Global Temple monthly e-newsletter. To submit news or join the distribution list, please contact Ingrid Spangler, Communications Manager, at (215) 204-2314 or email@example.com.
Educators seek out more minority students to study abroad. Kathy Matheson from the Associated Press features Sade Adeyina, an African-American graphic design major at Temple, and her positive experience studying abroad at Temple University Rome. The article includes statistics about Temple's study abroad rates among minority students, mentions President Hart's passport program and quotes Denise Connerty, assistant vice president for Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses.
The “100,000 Strong” initiative from President Barack Obama. Citing the strategic importance of the U.S.-China relationship, in November 2009, President Barack Obama announced the “100,000 Strong” initiative, a national effort designed to increase dramatically the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially launched the initiative in May 2010 in Beijing. The Chinese government strongly supports the initiative and has already committed 10,000 “Bridge Scholarships” for American students to study in China.
Fox School naturalization ceremony gives students a look at law in action. Joyce Shaeker, a native of India, was among 50 people representing 33 countries who officially became U.S. citizens during the ceremony, held Jan. 26 in the Fox School of Business' Alter Hall. The Fox School's Legal Studies Department organized the event during Law Week, designed to give students a first-hand look at the law in action.
Professor Cai teaches gender communication and leadership skills to diplomats. Professor Deborah Cai, chair of the Strategic Communication Department, was one of the trainers at a three-day training program for Afghan and Italian diplomats on gender communication and leadership. The program was sponsored by the Italian Foreign Ministry and the training program was conducted by Women's Campaign International in Rome.
Fox students take first place at CIBER Case Challenge. Fox School students took home the first-place prize, two individual awards and one honorable mention at the seventh annual CIBER Case Challenge in Columbus, Ohio. The competition brought together 15 teams from the United States, Europe and Asia to analyze and present an international business case to judges. Courtney Miller, Mohamed Ali Niang, Aniruddha Shyamasundar and Tereze Sinno made up the team from Temple's CIBER.
Temple political scientist discusses upheaval in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan. In light of the recent revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, many are asking "Is Jordan next?" According to Sean Yom, assistant professor of political science at Temple, it's possible.
TemPALS update. The TemPALS program for the 2010-2011 academic year is well underway with 45 successful matches between alumni (age 50+) and incoming international students. In addition to the orientations and meet and greet event held during the fall, there was a get together in December, and a second one is planned for March 1st with a “game night” theme. The year will conclude with a third event in late spring.
Fulbright Visiting Scholars come to Temple University. Dr. Hao Nguyen (Vietnam) teaches Vietnam Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Lachen Laayouni (Morocco) taught in the Mathematics Department this past summer, Dr. Randi Lunnan (Norway) teaches in the Fox School of Business and Management, and Dr. Michael Maffei (Italy) will teach courses in the Beasley School of Law at the end of March. A welcome luncheon for the Fulbright Scholars will be hosted by the Office of International Affairs in March.
Temple University Fulbright Scholars travel abroad. This past year, Dr. Anthony Di Benedetto was named the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship, and spent a semester teaching and doing research at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna, Austria) and St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia). He has also held visiting professorships in Eindhoven, Rome, Milan, Calgary, Hamilton, and Osaka. Dr. Roman Cybriwsky, a professor in CLA's Department of Geography and Urban Studies, is currently in Ukraine.
Temple University Fulbright students teach English abroad. Three Temple students have been awarded prestigious assistantships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to teach English abroad in 2010-11. Max Cuddy (African American Studies major) in South Africa, Nick Daly (Film and Media Arts major) in Brazil, and Lyla Duey (Painting and Spanish dual major) in Spain.
Fulbright students study at Temple University. 17 Fulbright students are currently studying at Temple in the fields of film and media arts, philosophy, African American studies, business, religion, juridical science and actuarial science. The countries represented are Turkey, India, Italy, Congo, Mexico, Germany, Chile, Columbia, Brazil, Indonesia, Ecuador, and Ukraine.
International promotion for Temple University's summer programs. OIA is marketing Temple University's summer session II (Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 19) programs abroad, encouraging international students to enroll. Intensive English Language Programs are available, including classes at the introductory-level and excel-level for TOEFL scores of 61+. For students with TOEFL scores of 79+, they can apply to Temple's Summer Programs. Six credits constitute a full-time summer student, and OIA verified that visas can be issued.
Intensive English Language Programs offered for visiting international groups. International Group Programs are customized curricula created to satisfy a group of international visitors' specific professional, socio-cultural, and language needs. The Temple educational coordinator will work closely with the international group representative to develop a program that fits the group's own schedule, accommodates different proficiency levels, and emphasizes skill areas that are most important to the group. Contact IELP for more information.
Resources are available for handling emergencies abroad. The Education Abroad office is in the final stages of composing an Emergency Incident Response Plan that will include suggestions for preventing incidents, action steps to take during an incident, and follow-up procedures. Faculty and administrators planning to travel abroad with students should contact Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses for more information.
International delegations scheduled to visit Temple University. A representative from Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea) is scheduled to visit in early March. Beijing Forestry University (Beijing, China) will be sending a six-person delegation in late March or early April. Wenzhou Medical College (Wenzhou, China) representatives will be on campus in late April or early May. In mid-February, a delegate from Zhejiang Normal University (Jinhua, China) visited OIA. For more information, please contact Erika Clemons.
New global partnerships. Ewha Woman's University (Seoul, Korea) established a general agreement, student exchange and faculty exchange with Temple. Seoul National University, Business School (Seoul, Korea) formalized a student exchange. Southeast University (Nanjing, China) established a DBMD agreement. Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (consortium of universities in the US, Europe and Canada) formalized a student exchange. Foundation College China Scholarship Council established a general agreement. For more information, please contact Erika Clemons.
Reminder about international partnership procedures. International agreement templates and procedures are available online. ALL new university-wide and school/college-specific international partnership requests should be sent to the Office of International Affairs, and its staff will facilitate approval on the agreements with the Provost's Office and University Counsel. For more information, please contact Erika Clemons.
Model United Nations
March 10, 2011
Alter Hall, Temple University
Student Diplomat Prep Conference
March 21 - 22, 2011
Student Activity Center, Temple University
2011 CIBER Business Language Conference
March 23 - 26, 2011
Charleston, South Carolina
The Going Global Series: Growth through Exporting
March 25, 2011
7th floor, Alter Hall, Temple University
NASBITE International Conference, “Igniting Global Trade”
April 3 - 5, 2011
Charleston, South Carolina
Temple Alumni Weekend's International Street Fair
April 16, 2011
Founders Garden on main campus
NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference and Expo
May 29 - June 3, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia