#YouAreWelcomeHere Week 2021 (Nov. 1–5) is here!

Please see below for more details on each event and registration links!


🌎 #YAWH Week Kickoff

Join us at the Bell Tower for our first #YouAreWelcomeHere Week 2021 event! Learn about the week's upcoming events as we celebrate the diversity of the Temple international community. Try your best at fall festival trivia from around the world to win fun prizes, write welcoming notes to incoming international owls, and snack on donuts and apple cider with us!

  • Monday, 11/1
  • Bell Tower, Lenfest Circle 
  • 11:00AM–1:00PM

​🌎 Memorable Moments: Taste of Afghanistan

Take your taste buds around the world and enjoy cuisine from Afghanistan right on campus! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample authentic Afghan cuisine, a rich blend of Persian, Indian and Asian influences; learn about Afghan culture and make new friends.

  • Monday, 11/1
  • Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200 AB
  • 4:00–6:00PM
  • RSVP here by October 29, 2021!

🌎 International Coffee Hour: Spotlight on Germany

Join us for the next coffee hour and learn about Germany! Discover German culture and heritage by sampling snacks, learning basic German phrases and expressions, and listening to popular music from the region. Open to all Temple students, staff, and faculty. Enjoy FREE coffee, tea, and cookies! Also, enjoy authentic German sweets.

  • Tuesday, 11/2​
  • Howard Gittis Student Center, Underground 
  • 11:00AM–1:00PM
  • RSVP here by November 1, 2021!

🌎 Owls Stop Stigma

Join us on Zoom! We can all contribute to a world free of mental health stigma. This program explores origins of mental health stigma, how students can identify and support friends who may be struggling, and how each individual can be an agent of change in reducing stigma. Help cultivate a community that cares.

🌎 Explore the Art of Tai Chi Ch'uan: “The Grand Ultimate Fist"

Widely known for its benefits to health, wellness and  stress reduction, Tai Chi began as a martial art focused on cultivating energy with natural movement. This class will present a basic short form, breathing exercises and meditations, and applications for self defense.

🌎 Temple Lingo: Connecting Through Conversations

Temple Lingo is back in its fifth year! How are you? Как дела? 吃饭了吗?This year we will explore how we meaningfully connect with others in many languages and cultures from around the world. Participants will be immersed in a variety of different foreign languages presented in fun and interactive short learning sessions, including a chance to win exciting prizes. Enjoy light refreshments and bring a friend!

  • Thursday, 11/4 
  • Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200 AB
  • 1:00–2:30PM
  • RSVP here by Wednesday, November 3.

🌎 Global Gala

Join us for the biggest international event of the year featuring modern and traditional performances as well as engaging tables designed to celebrate our global diversity!

  • Friday, 11/5
  • Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200
  • 4:00–6:00PM
  • RSVP here!

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