Temple University Summer Study Abroad Programs
Temple University summer study abroad programs are open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
Offerings include programs based at our international campuses in Rome and Tokyo, as well as other programs around the world led by Temple University faculty.
Rome Summer Session
Temple University Rome offers a six-week summer session comprised of undergraduate courses in several disciplines, as well as internships. The program is open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to three full-day excursions outside of Rome, a main feature of the Temple Rome summer program is frequent, on-site instruction for many of the courses, enabling students to study firsthand the sites, artistic treasures, traditions and business practices associated with the people and history of Italy. Whether you are studying art history or management, these visits bring academic subjects to life and expose you to daily life in Rome.
Rome Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies: Vision and Rationality
Temple University Rome offers a four-week graduate seminar designed to bring together the disciplines of aesthetics and cultural studies. In its interdisciplinary thrust, the six-credit seminar is intended to serve as a foundation for advanced study in the human sciences and to reflect the most current trends of thought in post-modern culture. The seminar convenes at Temple University's campus in Rome.
Advanced undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in fields such as literature, film studies, philosophy, art and social theory are welcome to apply. The seminar entails an intensive program of class work, field trips and guest lectures, and the city of Rome is used extensively as a resource. All classes are taught in English.
Excavation at the Roman Villa of Artena
Students in the course will participate at the excavation of a Roman villa in Artena, a small hill town approximately 40 miles south-east of Rome, under the direction of Temple University Rome faculty member and archaeologist Jan Gadeyne and his colleague Cécile Brouillard, who works for the French Institute for Preventive Archaeology (INRAP). The site, occupied since the archaic age (6th century BC) has revealed substantial remains of a Roman villa and other buildings that existed from the 1st century BC until at least the 7th century AD. About 13,000 sq. ft. of the villa have thus far been excavated. The complex comprises an atrium and spacious peristyle with several rooms around it and a small private bath complex. Parts of it were decorated with wall paintings and mosaic floors. An aqueduct and large cistern underneath the atrium and peristyle supplied the villa with water. The villa offers insight into the rural life and economy of central Lazio. It also illustrates the transformation of the villa from a simple farmhouse to a more sophisticated residence to a medieval settlement in the countryside around Rome.
Temple University summer programs are open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
For all summer programs, to be eligible, applicants must:
- possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended.
- be enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at the time of application.
- not be on academic and/or disciplinary probation or warning.
- intend a full-time program of study while abroad and be applying credits earned toward a degree.
- meet any additional, program-specific eligibility requirements, if applicable; please see individual program descriptions for more details.
Students will be selected mainly on the basis of their intellectual purpose and emotional maturity.
Once accepted, we provide you with detailed pre-departure materials designed to guide you in preparing yourself for your time abroad. Pre-departure materials are specific to your destination and include:
Course registration materials
Passport information and visa application instructions
Travel and arrival information
Health and safety information (including immunization information)
Billing document, containing confirmed tuition and program fees, and payment policies
A pre-departure orientation is offered in Philadelphia for each program prior to departure, and further orientation takes place upon arrival abroad.
Housing options vary by program. Please refer to the information specific to your program online.
The application deadline for all Temple University summer study abroad programs is February 15.
Application information and requirements
Education Abroad & Overseas Campuses
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