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Temple University Rome Entry Year Program provides students seeking their Bachelor's Degree with the unique opportunity to complete the first year of their studies at Temple University's campus in Rome, Italy and then finish the remaining three years of their degree at Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students that participate in Temple Rome Entry Year graduate with an American degree from a top-tier, globally recognized university, while exposing themselves to an international mindset that is highly sought-after in the professional world.

By embarking on this life-changing journey, Rome Entry Year students receive an invaluable advantage that propels them forward in their personal lives and in the job market. Students are immersed in a new culture, learn a new language, make connections with people from all over the world, and are exposed to new experiences that push them to heights that they didn't think possible. At Temple University, students have the opportunity to apply to countless internship and job opportunities in their field, which when paired with the international experience provided by Rome Entry Year, help them shape their future to achieve their goals. With campuses in Pennsylvania, Rome, and Tokyo at your disposal, Temple University is the truly the best option for students who value a prestigious education with a solid foundation and a global prospective.

Year 1: Rome
Years 2-4: Philadelphia
  • Choose from 50 degree programs that start in Rome, with topics ranging from business to psychology to art history.
  • Take classes in the heart of European history. The campus is located in the Villa Caproni on the banks the Tiber River and a 5 minute walk to the historic city center.
  • Participate in class excursions around Rome, Italy, and Europe.
  • Surround yourself with a new culture and language.
  • Get involved in a variety of weekly student activities that give you the chance to meet other students from all over the city
  • Get 24/7 access to supportive and individualized staff.
  • Take advantage of Temple Rome’s Academic Support Center when you need guidance on class assignments.
  • Learn first-hand about the contemporary political, economic, and social issues facing Italy, Europe, and the world today.
  • Live in a city with easy and affordable access to the rest of Europe.
  • Get a fresh global perspective and discover what it means to truly be a global citizen.
  • Access boundless opportunities for student internships, study abroad and research
  • Live in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American history, and an international center of art and culture. Enjoy world-class museums, performance venues, vibrant outdoor spaces, and more than 3,600 murals across the city
  • Take advantage of Temple’s first-class facilities from a 24-hour Tech Center to a new state-of-the-art library
  • Get the support you need at Temple’s Student Success Center, the university’s Tuttleman Counseling Center, and at Student Health Services.
  • Study with students from nearly 130 countries.
  • Benefit from Temple’s convenient location, two hours from New York City, three hours from Washington, D.C. and an hour and a half from the beaches of New Jersey and the Pennsylvania mountains
  • Participate in one of Temple’s 300+ student clubs, activities and organizations
  • Become a fan of Temple collegial sports–football and basketball—or play on one of Temple’s intramural teams like baseball or soccer

2022-2023 Program Dates

Fall 2022


August 30


August 30-September 3

Classes Begin

September 5

Last day to add/drop a course*

September 9 (add), 16 (drop)

Mid-term Break

October 17-21

Thanksgiving, school closed

November 24

Last Day of Classes**

December 8

Final Exams

December 9-15

Last Night in Housing

December 16

Fall Semester Concludes

December 17

Spring 2023


January 10-15

Classes Begin

January 16

Last day to add/drop a course*

January 20 (add), 27 (drop)

Mid-term Break

February 27-March 3

Pasquetta, school closed

April 10

Last Day of Classes**

April 20

Final Exams

April 21-27

Last Night in Housing

April 28

Program Concludes

April 29

*Students may only add or drop courses with approval of the Associate Director for Rome Entry Year. 

** The last day of classes is also the last day students may withdraw from a course.