Sunset at Istanbul, Turkey
Sunset at Istanbul, Turkey

I will lead a study abroad program in Istanbul, Turkey in the summer of 2012 (May 18 – June 29, 2012).

In this six-weeks program, two classes will be offered: ASIA 244-History of Istanbul and ASIA 243-Turkish Culture and Society. These courses will fulfill both General Education and Elective course requirements.

The program will be hosted by the Middle East Studies Institute of Marmara University, which is located in the district of Sultanahmet. Marmara University is a large public university that was officially established during 1982-1983 academic year with nine faculties, one vocational school and one institute, although it has a much longer history over more than a hundred years as an institution of higher education in Turkey.

Turkey, geographically situated at the meeting point of Asia and Europe, has a rich multi-ethnic culture. The city of Istanbul is one of the magnificent historic cities of the world, having been continuously populated for about 3000 years. For many centuries, Istanbul has been a capital city for different imperial powers such as the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and it retains multiple traces of those past civilizations.

You can see its flyer here.

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