“As a major research university and institution of higher education, Temple is committed to attracting more international students and scholars to campus and advancing the global engagement of its students and faculty through collaborations with international partners and overseas campuses.”
Hai-Lung Dai, Ph.D.
In today's world, having access to an international education is more critical than ever before. In order to succeed in a global environment that thrives on collaboration and competition amongst countries, it is crucial for students to understand and respect one another's cultures, languages and beliefs. Students increasingly need to complement their academic learning with the international skills that allow them to understand and collaborate with people from other countries.
International education is implemented several different ways at Temple University. At the undergraduate level, the university has developed a general education world society course requirement, where students learn about societies and cultures outside of the United States. In addition, individual schools and colleges offer courses and programs that reinforce the importance of an international perspective relative to the student's major.
Temple University is dedicated to educating the next generation of global leaders by providing students with diverse opportunities to experience cultures beyond their own. One way to accomplish this is to send Temple students abroad. There are ample university-wide and school-specific opportunities for students to study abroad, most of which are managed through Temple's Education Abroad office.
Another way to enhance the global campus environment is to bring the world to Temple. The Office of International Affairs promotes Temple's undergraduate and postgraduate programs to international students around the world. International students seeking to pursue their academics at Temple should familiarize themselves with the admission requirements, as well as the international programs and services offered.
For those students interested in pursuing their international experiences post graduation, Temple's Career Center, has information about opportunities to intern, work, volunteer, and teach abroad.