Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean World: Civilizations, Societies, and Culture
Sponsor: Northwestern University Study Abroad Office
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Description: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 23 - August 13, 2014
To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by March 1
- Complete a Boğaziçi University summer application by April 1
Housing:Boğaziçi University's Superdorm with single occupancy rooms but shared facilities (bathroom, the kitchenette, common living room) with up to four people.
Summer 2014: TBD
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.