Study Away

How to Apply

All programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Temple University and other institutions. Applications will be reviewed once all materials have been submitted. Applicants will be notified by email of the decision regarding admission.

Choose a program:

All supporting materials and questions about admissions should be sent to:

Lezlie McCabe 
Study Away Programs, School of Media and Communication
Temple University
Annenberg Hall, Room 6
2020 N. 13th St., Philadelphia PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-6535
smcsa@temple.edu

London Semester

Program Dates and Application Deadlines

Apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis and recently programs have been filling before posted deadlines leading to a wait list. However, late applications will be considered if full enrollment has not been reached by the deadline.

Spring 2015: January 7 – April 26, 2015 *tentative
Application deadline: October 1, 2014
(Applications will open no later than April 2014.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning no later than August 2014)

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements (FALL & SPRING):

  • Two academic references from college professors or teaching assistants (TA’s).
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student and will have completed at least two years of college-level study.  In some instances, a student can participate in the semester program during his or her sophomore year.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study at Temple University London and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Program Deposit – A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Apply using the following forms:

London Summer

Program Dates and Application Deadlines

Summer 2015: July 2 – August 8, 2015 *tentative
Application deadline: March 1, 2015
(Review of applications begins in January 2015)

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements (SUMMER):

  • An academic reference from one college instructor or teaching assistant (TA).
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study at Temple University London and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Program Deposit – A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Apply using the following forms:

For more information visit the London Program page, or contact Lezlie McCabe at (215) 204-2677 or email lezlie.mccabe@temple.edu.

South Africa

Summer 2015 Program Dates: July 6 – August 15, 2015 *tentative
Week 1 and Week 6 of the program are held on campus at Temple University.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements:
  • An academic reference from one college instructor or teaching assistant (TA).
  • A current résumé.
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • Students will need to select one of the following tracks:
    • Research students must have taken an introductory research methods class or equivalent.
      • Research may focus on any topic but it must be relate to the media.
    • Production students must have taken an introductory audio and/or video production class, photography class, journalism writing intensive class, etc. or equivalent.
      • Students in the production track can choose to focus on audio, video, text and/or photography or a combination.
  • Within the application students will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in their selected track so you are encouraged to apply early.  See below for further details if you do not meet the minimum requirements of the program or are in the process of completing required courses.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Program Deposit – A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Apply using the following forms:

Apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning no later than the first week in March 2014. If you do not meet the minimum requirements of the program, please contact the 2014 faculty director, Professor Linn WashingtonSelection for the program will be based on a review of your transcripts, an academic reference, personal essay, and possibly an in-person interview.

Dublin

Summer 2015 Program Dates: May 20 – June 29, 2015 *tentative
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements:

  • An academic reference from one college instructor or teaching assistant (TA).
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study at Temple University Dublin and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Program Deposit – A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Forms:

Global Internship Program

2015 Program Dates:
On-campus dates (held on Temple University’s Main Campus): May 15 – 28, 2015 *tentative

On-site program dates (varies by location):

Students intern full-time in their chosen program location while simultaneously completing coursework through an online internship course:

International Internship destinations: *tentative
Barcelona:
May 30 – July 25, 2015
Hong Kong:
June 13 – August 8, 2015
London:
June 6 – August 2, 2015*

Domestic Internship destinations: *tentative
Boston: June 7 – August 1, 2015
Chicago: June 7 – August 1, 2015
Los Angeles: June 21 – August 15, 2015
Miami: June 6 – August 1, 2015
NYC Session 1: May 31 – July 25, 2015
NYC Session 2: June 7 – August 1, 2015
NYC Investment Banking: May 31 – August 1, 2015
San Francisco: May 31 – July 25, 2015
Washington, DC: May 30 – July 25, 2015

*Global Summer Internships in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and NYC (Session 1, 2 and Investment Banking) are NOT to be confused with the existing summer study away programs in Los Angeles and San Francisco both of these programs are offered through the Film & Media Arts department - and the existing summer study away programs in London and New York City - both programs are offered through SMC Study Away, which is also offering this Global Summer Internship program.  

If at any time you need clarification on these programs, please contact SMC Study Away at smcsa@temple.edu.      

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements:

  • An academic reference from one college instructor or teaching assistant (TA).
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Recommended language proficiency:
    • Barcelona – Knowledge of the language is not required, however, the more Spanish a student speaks the more internship opportunities that are available;
    • Hong Kong – No level of Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) proficiency is required to participate and an abundant number of internships in all areas are available in English only.  Those students that do have proficiency in either language, however, will have an exceptional number of internship opportunities available to them.
  • Program Deposit – A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Application forms:

New York City

Summer 2014 program dates:

Course meeting dates:
Every Saturday – May 23 – August 8, 2015 *tentative

Application deadline: February 15, 2015

Application Requirements and Forms

Requirements:

  • An academic reference from one college instructor or teaching assistant (TA).
  • An essay approximately 1-2 pages (500 words) long describing how this program would contribute to your personal and academic development.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student.
  • You will undertake a full-time program of study and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
  • You are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
  • Non-Temple students must submit an official transcript to SMC Study Away.
  • Program Deposit – A $500/$1,000 non-refundable deposit (depending upon Option selected) is due within two weeks of your acceptance to the program and in some situations, it is due sooner.  The deposit will hold your place on the program and will then will be applied toward your tuition and program fee.

Application forms: