Approximately 60 students study at Temple University Japan each semester. The Freeman Foundation scholarship awards study abroad students up to $3,000 each to encourage students from the U.S. to intern in East Asia.
September 17, 2014
Continuing Temple's Study Abroad Week celebration, the Temple Today staff compiled this list of the top 5 misconceptions about studying abroad.
September 15, 2014
In honor of Study Abroad Week, a weeklong series of events dedicated to study abroad opportunities at Temple, the Temple Today staff compiled this list of the top 5 reasons to study abroad.
September 15, 2014
Photojournalist Iris Dawn Parker, who mentored four Temple students studying in South Africa last summer, will be featured at a major exhibit on Main Campus this month.
For 10 years, Antonio Giordano—director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple—has been collaborating with Italian scientists to examine the ever-increasing cancer rates in Italy’s Campania region, resulting from unregulated industries and decades of illegal toxic-waste dumping. Today, thanks in part to his work, the Italian government has acknowledged the severity of the problem.
President Neil D. Theobald signed an inbound study-abroad agreement with Wang Yanxin, president of the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan. Beginning in the fall, students from CUG will come to Temple to study as non-degree students for either one year or one semester.
Tyler School of Art alumni Candace Jensen, TYL ’08, and Owen Schuh, TYL ’07, met while studying at Temple Rome in spring 2007. As a part of their 2013 wedding registry, they asked for gifts for the Temple Rome Scholarship Fund to help students fund trips to Italy.
Temple University Japan and Miyagi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December, in order to begin working together on academic programs, initiatives and exchanges.
In an effort to encourage and foster more international collaboration opportunities for Temple faculty, College of Science and Technology Dean Michael Klein organized two daylong research symposiums last month in Japan and Korea.
In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident that struck Japan in March 2011, enrollment at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), Temple’s pioneering campus in Tokyo, took a hit. But now, buoyed by the energy of the Japanese economy and renewed optimism about the nation’s future, the number of degree-seeking and study-abroad students at TUJ is bouncing back. The sense of momentum is palpable. “This,” says Dean Bruce Stronach, “is TUJ's time.”
To help Temple's growing international student population get acclimated to their new home, the Office of International Admissions offered "Football 101," an hour-long tutorial designed to introduce new students to the rules the game and increase international student participation in sports-related activities. Members of the Owls' football staff, including Head Coach Matt Rhule, offered hands-on instruction at the Edberg-Olson practice facility.
To highlight the connections and collaborations between Temple University and Italy, Italian Ambassador to the United States Claudio Bisogniero visited Temple's Main Campus and the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine last Friday. Bisogniero met with Temple President Neil Theobald, Provost Hai-Lung Dai and Sbarro Director Antonio Giordano and toured some of the Sbarro Institute's state-of-the-art labs.
More than 70 Temple students — from undergraduates to Ph.D. students representing at least eight schools and colleges — volunteered as interpreters throughout the four-day Active America China Summit, a gathering to promote inbound tourism from China to North America by creating networking opportunities. Hosted by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the summit was held from March 25 to March 29 at sites throughout Philadelphia.