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If you have any questions about planning an international business trip on Temple's behalf, consult with the Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up an exploratory meeting with potential academic partners and collaborators
Formalize a partnership with an overseas institution
Recruit students and/or faculty
Attend an academic meeting abroad
Do research overseas
Connect with overseas alumni and/or donor cultivation
Meet with U.S. Embassy Officials stationed abroad
On the following:
Temple University - This can include a brochure or PowerPoint. International Affairs can assist with supplying these materials, if needed.
School or college
Project: outline or synopsis translated into the language of your hosts. For translation, consider using a professional translation service.
Familiarize yourself with general information about the host country and its business etiquette.
The U.S. Commercial Services offers country specific guides that can help you to familiarize yourself with the customs and business practices in the region where you are traveling.
Visit our list of partner universities to find out what other relationships Temple has in the host country.
Understand the gift-giving culture
Consider items from Temple’s bookstore carrying the Temple logo, such as pens, paperweights, mouse pads, scarves, neckties and golf shirts; or books published by Temple Press, written by Temple faculty or about Philadelphia
Consider Gold Key Service for a fee provided by the International Trade Administration for help in:
Arranging for in-country transportation
Providing translation and hosting services
Acquainting you with business etiquette
Planning meetings and events—The range of services varies depending on the country.
Also, check the Greater Philadelphia International Resource Guide for background information.
Check out the Citizen Diplomacy International, especially if you are going to one of Philadelphia’s Sister Cities. Temple offers undergraduate and law scholarships to qualifying students from Sister Cities.
For help at a national level, visit the U.S. Commercial Service.
U.S. Department of State
Temple Health Insurance Coverage Abroad/ISOS services
Temple International Travel Policies
Each year Temple hosts a number of alumni gatherings around the world. Developing loyal alumni abroad is one of our best resources.
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations to help identify overseas alumni and discuss meeting with local alumni and attending and/or planning a reunion event while you are overseas.
Please send Temple alumni contact information to the Office of Alumni Relations so Temple alumni records can be updated.
Set-up a time to meet with the Office of International Affairs. We want to hear about your trip and assist you with follow-up including support for the development of an international partnership agreement.
Promote your trip through copy and photos on your website.
Keep in touch with your new contacts. Put them on your mailing list and send them an annual New Year's card and publications from your school or college.