Events and Activities

At Temple University, learning English can take place anywhere—in and out of the classroom. IELP connects you to many events and activities on campus and in the Philadelphia region, including trips to museums, sporting events, parks and shopping areas. These activities also give you many opportunities to use your English, see new places, meet new people and experience the U.S.   

Students receive a weekly newsletter with up-to-date information about upcoming activities and events.

Activities & events can include

  • sporting events, including Temple football and basketball, the Philadelphia 76ers (basketball), Philadelphia Union (soccer), and Phillies (baseball) games;

  • travel to nearby cities--Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C.;

  • camping and skiing and day trips to beach towns in New Jersey; 

  • amusement parks; and 

  • American holiday traditions, including visiting a haunted house for Halloween, eating Thanksgiving dinner and coloring Easter eggs.

IELP Events and Activities

Fall 1 2017


Trip or Activity

Meet at Location

Friday, September 1 Big Bus Tour 1415 N. Broad Street
Friday, September 15 Phillies Baseball Game Pick up tickets at IELP Main Office
Sunday, September 17 Dorney Park 1415 N. Broad Street
Wednesday, September 20 Lunch with the Director IELP Main Office
Friday, September 29 Frisbee Golf with the Writing Center Liacouras Center
Saturday, October 14 Homecoming Tailgate and Game Lincoln Financial Field


Examples of Past Trips & Events

Summer 2 


  • Ocean City, NJ
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Hiking in Fairmount Park
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Roller Skating at BlueCross RiverRink SummerFest
  • Philadelphia Phillies Games

Summer 1


  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Union Soccer Game
  • Overnight Camping Trip
  • Summerfest at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spring 2

Spring 1

Fall 2

  • Trip to Lancaster County and Cherry Crest Farms
  • Terror Behind the Walls at East State Penitentiary
  • Trip to Peddler's Village Apple Festival
  • Thanksgiving Dinner with the Writing Center
  • NBA 76ers Game

Fall 1 

Summer 2 

Summer 1

  • Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • Philadelphia Union Soccer Game
  • Overnight Camping Trip
  • Summerfest at Spruce Street Harbor Park