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 2 2017


Trip or Activity

Thursday, October 26 Terror Behind the Walls
Friday, October 27 Shopping at Ikea and Wal-Mart
Saturday, November 4 Lancaster County Day Trip
Tuesday, November 14 Thanksgiving Dinner
TBD Center City Holiday Lights
Friday, December 15 End of Session Celebration

Examples of Past Trips & Events


Fall 1 

Summer 2 

  • Ocean City, NJ
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Hiking on the Wissahickon Trail
  • 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