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.

Fall 2014: September 3 – December 21, 2014 *tentative 
Application deadline: April 1, 2014
(Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning no later than February 2014) 

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 2014: July 3 – August 9, 2014 *tentative
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
(Review of applications begins in January 2014)
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 2014 program dates: July 7 – August 16, 2014 *tentative
Week 1 and Week 6 of the program are held at Temple University.
Application deadline: March 1, 2014

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 2014 program dates: May 19 – June 29, 2014
Application deadline: February 1, 2014

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

2014 program dates: On-campus dates (held on Temple University’s Main Campus):

Friday, May 16 (evening)
Saturday – May 17 (day)
Monday, May 19 – Thursday, May 22 (evening)
Tuesday, May 27- Thursday, May 29, 2014 (evening)* 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:
Barcelona:
 May 31 – July 26, 2014
Hong Kong: June 7 – August 2, 2014
London: June 7 – August 2, 2014*

Domestic Internship destinations:
Boston: June 8 – August 2, 2014
Chicago: June 8 – August 2, 2014
Los Angeles: June 8 – August 2, 2014*
Miami: June 7 – August 2, 2014
NYC Session 1: June 1 – July 26, 2014*
NYC Session 2: June 8 – August 2, 2014*
NYC Investment Banking: June 1 – August 2, 2014*
San Francisco: June 1 – July 26, 2014*
Washington, DC: May 31 – July 26, 2014

*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, 2014

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 24 – August 9, 2014 *tentative
Guaranteed internship dates (for those students that apply for Option B):
June 1 – July 26, 2014
NYU Housing dates* (for those students that apply for Option B):
June 1 – July 26, 2014
or June 1 – August 2, 2014 (for an additional fee)

*It is the student’s responsibility to be in NYC for the Saturday classes that take place before and after the internship placement dates.

Application deadline: February 15, 2014

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: