Turkey & the Eastern Mediterranean World: Civilizations, Societies, & Culture
Sponsor: Northwestern University Study Abroad Office
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Starting in Summer 2014, Northwestern's Istanbul Summer program will be based at Boğaziçi University on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. The city, located at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, has always been a meeting point between East and West. Having hosted ancient Anatolian, Greek, Roman, Bysantine, and Ottoman civilizations, Istanbul today is the cultural center of the modern, secular Turkish Republic and a vibrant, global city. During this seven-week program, Northwestern students take courses alongside other international and Turkish students enrolled in Boğaziçi's Summer Term. Northwestern students select two English-taught classes from a variety of course offerings in the social and natural sciences, humanities, engineering and technology.
Term Notes: June 21 - August 14, 2014 (there is a required orientation program on June 22; housing is available starting June 20; final exams end on August 13)
To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by March 1
- Complete a Boğaziçi University summer application by April 1
Boğaziçi University's Superdorm with single occupancy rooms but shared facilities (bathroom, kitchenette, common living room) with up to four people. A laundryroom is available for residents and periodical cleaning is offered by the dorm management. You will need to bring towels, bed linens and blankets or purchase them at a booth that will be available during check in. You may check in and out anytime between 9 am and 5 pm.
The dorm is approximately a 10-minute walk from South Campus and 10 minutes from all major shopping centers (Akmerkez, Metrocity, Kanyon, and Levent Carsi).
All Summer Term students have access to Boğaziçi's social facilities and cultural activities, including tennis courts, an open swimming pool on the South Campus, an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness center on Hisar Campus, as well as a soccer field and running track on Ucaksavar Campus. You may access library resources with your Boğaziçi University Student Identity Card that will be provided by the Summer Term Office.
Summer 2014: $4,700
- The program fee includes: tuition, housing, group dinner, excursion within Istanbul, airport transport upon arrival, orientation, HTH Worldwide health insurance, and the Study Abroad Administrative Fee.
- Students should plan to budget an additional $3,300-$3,600 for round-trip airfare, in-country transportation, food, books, cell phone cards, and personal expenses.
Funding opportunities for this program: the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies' Keyman Modern Turkish studies program will offer partial need-based scholarships to NU students. Awards are based on financial need, essay quality, and academic merit. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. To apply: submit the Keyman Scholarship Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 7. Applicants will be informed about the status of their application in late March.