Temple’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), founded in 2008 as a university-wide office, leads the university’s international initiatives, promoting globalization as one of Temple's core values. The university’s commitment to globalization began much earlier. Founder Russell Conwell first conceived of his idea to create the university during his travels in Baghdad. Much has happened since then, from the creation of Temple Rome in 1966 to the establishment of Temple University, Japan Campus in 1982.
Now, our International Affairs Office brings together various constituencies and units, working to infuse and integrate a global perspective throughout Temple's academic and co-curricular programs. The office is divided into two units:
Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
International Affairs, Inbound
International Programs and Admissions
International Services and Cultural Activities