2016 Delaware Valley Russian Olympiada

The Temple University Russian Program hosted the 10th annual Delaware Valley High School Olympiada of Spoken Russian. 91 high school students from Pennsylvania and New Jersey competed in four commissions: conversation, civilization, poetry and reading.

An Evening with Dacia Maraini


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Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Italian author and activist Dacia Maraini paid a visit to Temple University to raise awareness on the causes of violence against women and children. Opening remarks were made by special guest Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. Held in the Presidential Conference Suite, the event was a huge success with …

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An Alumna in Austria


KELLY BROADBENT (CLA ’15) Greetings from Vorarlberg, Austria where I am working as a U.S. Teaching Assistant for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, administered by Fulbright Austria. I am really pleased with my experiences thus far – the teaching experience, the culture experience, the language experience. This opportunity was …

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Dante at the Belltower

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On October 8, 2015, the Italian program celebrated the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth by hosting a marathon reading of the Divine Comedy at Temple University’s bell tower. The event succeeded in introducing the Temple and Philadelphia communities to the medieval text and helped to promote Italian culture. Over 100+ students attended the event and shared cookies, …

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A Summer in Leipzig


LAUREN WELLER If you’ve ever spoken with Dr. Waskie, you’ve probably heard him mention Temple’s study abroad program in Leipzig. This month-long intensive language immersion program is a spectacular experience that I got to have this summer. The program starts in Berlin with an orientation to Germany. We visited museums, …

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