The McGhee Center is pleased to announce its
Fall 2012 semester abroad program in Turkey.
A unique feature of the McGhee
Center ’s academic program is
its emphasis on field study and travel to many diverse parts of Turkey .
The McGhee Center curriculum promotes active
learning through excursions, travel, community service, and the
opportunity to interact with political, cultural, and business leaders
and local families. The focus on interactive learning is reinforced
by a low student-faculty ratio and by a culture of communal meals where
students are encouraged to interact with faculty, guests, and one another
as they are introduced to Turkish and Mediterranean food culture.
The program includes a two-week Orientation
in Istanbul and Ankara, with additional excursions to Edirne, Bursa,
Konya, Antalya, and other sites of cultural and historical
importance. A mid-semester excursion to Southeastern Turkey and a
two day trip to Cyprus provide a comparative perspective on the region.
interested in spending a full year abroad may choose to transition to our
Turkish partner institution in Istanbul, Koç University, in the spring semester.
Dates, Fees and Courses Offered:
2012 Program Calendar:
should plan to arrive in Istanbul on August 26, 2012. The last day to
vacate the residence is December 22, 2012.
Program Fees (click
for program fees)
Offered for Fall 2012 (click for course descriptions):
The Fall 2012 curriculum will include courses
in Turkish Language, Cultural Anthropology, Theology and Politics. Course numbers are currently being assigned. Click above for course descriptions.
The McGhee Center is open to both Georgetown
and non-Georgetown students and accepts applicants from a wide range of
academic backgrounds and majors, including European, Middle Eastern, and
Eurasian Studies; International Affairs; Classical Studies; History;
Geography; Art History; Cultural Studies; and more. To meet alumni
of the McGhee Center, please join our Facebook
A limited number of partial scholarships will
be awarded for Fall 2012. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of
a combined profile of merit and need. All applications will receive
automatic consideration for scholarship awards along with program
admission. For additional information about scholarships for
overseas study in Turkey
, click here.