General Summer PROGRAM Information
Pre-Departure Information & Orientation
Passports and Visas
Costs and Payment Policies
Transfer of Credits and Transcripts
PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION & ORIENTATION
Pre-departure information will be available online to participants prior to departure and will cover such logistical issues as transportation, visas, immunizations, medical care and insurance, as well as suggestions for preparing participants academically and culturally for the program. A pre-departure orientation is offered in Philadelphia for each program prior to departure. Students who do not live in the Philadelphia area may attend their orientation virtually. Further orientation takes place upon arrival abroad for each program.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
A passport is required for all programs. In addition, many countries require that students obtain a visa for participation in summer programs. If required for the program, information on the visa application process is provided to students after their acceptance. A passport is required as part of any visa application process, so if you do not already have a valid passport, you should apply for one immediately. All students will be asked to provide their passport information to Education Abroad within two weeks of program acceptance.
For more information, please refer to Travel Documents.
COSTS AND PAYMENT POLICIES
For estimated costs of each program, please refer to the relevant program description. Confirmed cost and budget information for each program will be included in the pre-departure information provided to all participants.
Students admitted to a Temple study abroad program must confirm participation with a non-refundable deposit of $200 within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is credited towards the student’s fees. For students choosing Temple-arranged housing (mandatory for some programs and optional for others; refer to the program descriptions online for specifics), a non-refundable housing deposit of $200 is also required. This deposit is also credited to the student’s account. Due dates appear in the pre-departure information provided to students after their acceptance. Temple University then invoices students for all remaining program charges, at which point final payment must be made.
Please click here to read Temple’s refund policy for summer programs.
Qualified matriculated Temple students who wish to enroll as full-time students in the Full-length Summer Semester program at Temple University, Japan Campus, may apply for scholarships of up to $2,500 for the summer. Scholarship eligibility: Applicant must be a full-time, matriculated undergraduate at Temple University; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; receive need-based financial aid; and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Temple students who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered for a scholarship if they submit their scholarship application and essay (available within the program application) by February 15. Selected finalists may be interviewed.
For all other summer programs, a limited number of scholarships ranging from $1,000-$2,000 are awarded each summer to selected Temple students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Scholarship eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student at Temple University; have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75; enroll as a full-time student while abroad; receive need-based financial aid; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Temple students who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered for a scholarship if they submit their scholarship application and essay (available within the program application) by February 15.
The Vira Heinz Endowment awards three $5,000 scholarships to Temple female students planning to spend a summer studying abroad and interested in leadership development and community service. Applicants must be rising sophomores or rising juniors during the summer they are planning to study abroad. Application Deadline: First Friday in November. For more information, visit http://www.viraheinz.pitt.edu/. Interested students should contact Sara Sequin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Education Abroad for details.
Gilman Scholarships provide awards
for study abroad for U.S. citizens who are receiving Pell Grants. Selected
recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to defray the costs associated with studying
abroad. For more information about these scholarships, visit the Web site at www.iie.org/gilman. Interested Temple students are highly encouraged to attend a group Gilman Scholarship advising session at the start of spring semester. Contact Education Abroad to register for a session.
Several other organizations offer external scholarships that may be applied to Temple University summer abroad programs. These organizations include, but are not limited to: DiversityAbroad.com,
Foundation for Global Scholars, and Freeman-Asia.
For more information about these and other scholarship opportunities, please visit the Scholarships section.
Temple students interested in applying for summer financial aid should note that there is a separate summer financial aid application. Temple Student Financial Services will post the application to the Student Financial Services website by mid-March, with a due date in early April. Please check their website for exact dates. To discuss eligibility for summer aid, Temple students should consult with Student Financial Services.
Non-Temple students with questions about financial aid should contact their home institutions.
Please visit our Financial Aid section for more information.
All Temple study abroad programs, as integral parts of Temple University, are fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Enrollment is open to qualified applicants from other colleges, universities and professional schools, subject to the admission criteria outlined.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS AND TRANSCRIPTS
Students are advised to discuss their academic plans, the selection of courses, applicability of financial aid, and ultimate transfer of credit with their home institution prior to departure to their program. Credits earned on Temple study abroad programs are recorded on standard Temple University transcripts and may be readily transferred to other institutions. Non-Temple students may access their grade report on Temple’s web site following the conclusion of the program.
Non-Temple students may also arrange to have an official transcript sent to their home institution free of charge by signing the transcript release authorization on the Home College Approval Form of the application. Additional transcripts are available from the Temple University Registrar: http://www.temple.edu/registrar/