General Summer PROGRAM Information
Who Can Participate?
Pre-Departure Information & Orientation
Passports and Visas
Costs and Payment Policies
Transfer of Credits and Transcripts
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All programs are open to students from any U.S. college or university who meet
the eligibility requirements.
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 academic and cultural preparation. 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*.
*Students applying to the India program: All students accepted to the India
program will need to provide a copy of their valid passport, as well as passport-style
photographs, by March 1st to begin the visa application process. Passports must
be valid for 6 months beyond the start date of the India program.
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. Typically, initial bills for summer session I programs are issued in mid-April with a due date in early May. Initial bills for summer session II programs are typically issued in late May with a due date in mid-June.
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. To be eligible for an award, a student 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 GPA of 2.75 for a summer scholarship. 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. To be eligible for an award, a student 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. Applicants to the Ghana: West African Civilization and Aesthetics program or the UK: Politics and Political Economy program may submit scholarship applications up until March 1, but if the scholarship appilcation is not complete online by February 15, it must be submitted via the paper application form.
- 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/. In addition to reading all of the application instructions on the Vira I. Heinz website, all Temple students should read the Temple University supplemental information and instructions. Interested students should contact Sara Sequin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Education Abroad for details.
- Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Program Scholarships
Thanks to a grant from the Freeman Foundation, Temple University is able to award additional scholarship funding to select study abroad students participating in the Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) Internship Program, as part of the Full-length Summer Semester at TUJ. Students participating in summer internships may apply for scholarships up to $5,000. Preference will be given to Temple University students, but all eligible students are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for an award, a student must be a U.S. citizen; be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated undergraduate student; have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average; have completed at least 30 undergraduate credits; be in good academic and disciplinary standing (students on academic and/or disciplinary probation or warning are not eligible); and commit to completing a 3-credit internship during the summer term. Applications will be available to students accepted to the TUJ Full-length Summer Semester program.
- 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 website 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 and Foundation for Global Scholars.
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 typically posts 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 and procedures. 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/