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Temple scholarship effort to welcome international students spreads to more than 50 colleges

September 17, 2018

Students walk through Temple’s student center, where flags are displayed to represent the home countries of members of Temple’s student body.

By Staff

Every year, Temple University holds a special event around Thanksgiving, bringing its international students together with families in the United States.

In 2016, just after Donald Trump was elected president amid talk of a crackdown on illegal immigration, Temple wanted to make sure its international students knew that the university wanted them. As Temple officials planned the event, they began to tout a theme embraced by several other universities: “You are welcome here.”

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