Faculty-Led Summer Programs Abroad: Overview
Every summer Temple sponsors study abroad programs in a variety of subjects and locations. For example, in summer 2008, program offerings included Public Health and Economic Development in Senegal, Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland, and Indian Art and Religion. Temple faculty initiate and direct these programs, which consist of credit-bearing undergraduate and graduate courses, and the International Programs office administers these programs.
Creating faculty-led summer study abroad programs provides Temple faculty with opportunities to highlight and share their international expertise with undergraduate and graduate students. Such programs often grow out of a research interest, a collaborative arrangement with faculty or institutions abroad, or a desire by faculty to explore new intellectual territory.
Developing a new program is a collaborative effort between faculty members and the International Programs Office. Often, a faculty member approaches the director of International Programs with an idea, which is sketched out, broadened, and reviewed by the International Programs committee following the submission of a proposal and budget.
Summer programs are rewarding for students and faculty alike, and we invite you to consider whether a summer program abroad would enrich your curriculum and enhance the international awareness of our students. We are particularly interested in programs that deal with an academic area or world region, which has not been addressed by recent offerings, and for which there is demonstrated student interest.