As one of the oldest and most prestigious US university programs in Italy, Temple Rome prepares students to become global citizens by equipping them with enhanced cross-cultural, linguistic, analytic, and problem-solving skills. Within a structured academic, social and cultural framework that uses the city as a classroom, studio and laboratory, Temple Rome provides an immersive experience through high-quality instruction and hands-on, experiential learning. True to Temple’s mission, Temple Rome proactively supports students by creating a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment in which to work, learn, and grow while providing learning opportunities, programming and activities that engage the local environment and draw an international community to Temple.
One of two overseas campuses of Temple University, Temple Rome serves as a conduit for the University to Italy, Europe and the wider global community, as a platform for Main Campus faculty research, collaborations and connections throughout Italy, and as a pipeline for student and faculty recruitment, institutional advancement, and raising the University’s profile globally.
As a premier American study abroad program in Rome/Italy, and a more comprehensive Global Campus for Temple University:
- Temple Rome will continue to enhance its enrollment, curriculum and programming to result in more opportunities for more diverse student populations from Temple Main Campus, Rome, and beyond.
- Temple Rome will incorporate and build strategically on the richness of Rome and will use its location in Europe and the Mediterranean to bring students, faculty and the University in contact with other realities beyond Philadelphia and the US
- Temple Rome will expand its platform as a locus for Temple University intellectual and creative work, for faculty research, development and alumni outreach, international student recruiting, adult education, not-for-credit programming, and more.
- Temple Rome will further enhance its presence and stature in Rome through new academic and non-credit educational initiatives, as well as cultural and social programming engaging the local population, and reflecting even more positively on the University in general.
For almost 50 years, Temple University Rome has been a center for hands-on, interdisciplinary learning, where Rome is the classroom, the studio, the campus. Every semester and summer session, 150 to 200 undergraduate and graduate students come to Temple Rome from Temple University Main Campus and 40 different colleges and universities around the US. They leave Rome changed and enriched and better prepared for the global, interconnected world they will enter when they graduate.
Since the Fall of 1966, when the first group of 24 undergraduates and 12 graduate students arrived, Temple University Rome has provided over 12,000 alumni with an interdisciplinary, experiential and rigorous academic and cultural program that takes advantage of the splendid historical and contemporary resources Rome and Italy have to offer.
Temple Rome’s Golden Anniversary Celebration
In May 2017, several hundred people came together from near and far, for a glorious week to celebrate 50 years of Temple Rome. Alumni from all decades, former and current Main Campus faculty and staff, as well as long-time friends and visitors to the campus joined President Richard Englert, Provost JoAnne Epps, and many members of the Board of Trustees for an event-filled week.