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Temple Welcomes Inaugural #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Recipients

“Mondragon and Mammedova expressed a commitment to their communities, at home and in their new home in Philadelphia—a characteristic of their applications that helped set them apart from their peers, said Martyn J. Miller, Temple’s assistant vice president for international affairs.”

Image from Joseph V. Labolito / Temple University

Image from Joseph V. Labolito / Temple University


The Temple News

International Students Receive Temple’s First #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

“Scholarship recipients look forward to sharing their native culture with others at Main Campus.”


The Christian Science Monitor

International Students in the US: Different Experiences at the Border

“Ayna Mammedova traveled more than 6,000 miles from Mary City, Turkmenistan, to Philadelphia earlier this month to study biochemistry at Temple University.

She has a scholarship that more than 50 American colleges and universities offered as part of a #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple enrolls first international students under #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship

“Temple was a leader among more than 50 colleges around the country that established the new scholarship last September as a way to let international students know they are welcome in the U.S. despite concerns about the immigration crackdown and racial tensions.”

ICEF Monitor

France Awards First “Bienvenue en France” Quality Designations

France is moving forward with an ambitious strategy to significantly expand its foreign enrolment. The next step in this process unfolded this month with an initial group of 25 higher education institutions awarded a new designation for the quality of their international student services.”



NAFSA Welcomes the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Campaign

“NAFSA: Association of International Educators is pleased to announce Temple University will transfer leadership and support of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to NAFSA effective June 1, 2019.”

A number of colleges have mounted a social media
campaign, #youarewelcomehere, posting videos and messages to let prospective students know that American campuses remain open and hospitable.
— The Chronicle of Higher Education

Media Coverage

“Join our #YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign!” Study in the USA

“Blogs for and by International Students” Study in the USA

“How We Can Welcome International Students” Study in the USA

"America is Still the Best Place..." Fortune.com

"NAFSA Proudly Supports #YouAreWelcomeHere..." NAFSA.org

"Political Lines Shape U.S. College Picks..." Wall Street Journal

"Dozens of American Universities Launch a Welcome Campaign..." (video, Arabic) Alhurra TV

"Bangladesh Students are Welcome..." (U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh) Prothom Alo

"Hashtag Heroes: Using Social Media..." EAIE.org

"#YouAreWelcomeHere: How Temple University’s Campaign Went Viral" ENT Focus

"Study abroad: US, UK have everything to lose if they look inwards" Hindustan Times

"Post-election narratives, preparing your institution: What international admissions will be in 2017" LinkedIn

"UW-Superior Produces #YouAreWelcomeHere Video to Help With Anxieties About Discrimination Under President Trump" Mix 108

"COC International Office ‘Fights Fear With Facts’ On Travel Ban"  KHTS AM 1220

"#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign Embraces UNM’s Diversity" Daily Lobo

"102 UW-Milwaukee students affected by Trump's ban" WTMJ

"UNM welcomes international students amid travel ban"  KRQE News

"Just look at these adorable Valentine's Day 2017 celebrations on campus"  USA College Today

"EMU finds great success in #YouAreWelcomeHere video"  WHSV

"EMU joins #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign with record-setting video" Augusta Free Press

"A view from Trump’s America: Strike out, or home run" PIE News

"Best of Philly 2018: Media, Politics, and People" - Best Hashtag - Philadelphia Magazine

“Viral international education campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere unveils 2019 national scholarship program“ Temple News

Temple scholarship effort to welcome international students spreads to more than 50 colleges” The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Colleges Commit to International Student Scholarships” Inside Higher Ed

“Viral international education campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere expands 2019 national scholarship program” Temple News


“You Are Welcome Here Expands Scholarship Six-Fold Since May”
The Pie News

“Jessica Sandberg, #YouAreWelcomeHere, US”
The Pie News

“#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships”
Inside Higher Ed

"Shock to the System" Analysis on International Students in the U.S.  
International Educater from NAFSA

"US HEIs team up for International Scholarships"
The Pie News

"Temple’s Jessica Sandberg makes influencers list" 
Temple Now

"US HEIs tell int’l students: 'You are welcome here'" 
The Pie News

"#YouAreWelcomeHere Say US Universities to International Students" Hot Courses Abroad

"International Students are Each Other's Biggest Advocates" U.S. News & World Report Education

"Eastern Michigan and Other Universities Tell International Students #YouAreWelcomeHere" Inside Higher Ed

"These are Serious Times..." Inside Higher Ed

"Temple Addresses Concerns of International Students Amidst New Immigration Policy" Temple Update

"US universities assure international students through the #YouAreWelcomeHere movement" Shiksha Study Abroad

"Jessica Sandberg Talks #YouAreWelcomeHere" (video) IDP Education

"US varsities winning foreign students with the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign; Indian students still skeptical" PaGal Guy

 "US varsities go viral on twitter; Tell international students YouAreWelcomeHere" PaGal Guy

"US Universities Tell International Students: #YouAreWelcomeHere"  Top Universities

"#YouAreWelcomeHere say US universities" Study Overseas

"Temple Sparks #YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign for International Students" Temple International Affairs

"Local universities to students affected by travel ban: 'Stay here'" NewsWorks

"An ‘America First’ Presidency Clashes With Higher Ed’s Worldview" The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Dear Foreign Students Coming to the USA..." GoAbroad.com

"UNM wants students around the globe to know "[they] are welcome here" KOAT Action News

"International Educators Confront New Political Reality -and Find New Resolve" The Chronicle of Higher Education