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Istanbul Study-Abroad Spring Break Course

Aug 29, 2011

Dr. Timothy Roberts of WIU's History Department will teach a special course on "The U.S. in the World: The Crossroads of Turkey" in Spring 2012 that will culminate with 10 days of travel in Istanbul and other Turkish locations over Spring Break 2012. Open to both undergraduates (Hist 379) and graduate students (Hist 679), this 3-credit course will provide insights into Americans' relationships with people around the world, with a special focus on Turkey.

Students from any major may enroll in the course, which will meet on campus during the first half of the Spring semester and will conclude with Spring Break in Istanbul and other sites in the Republic of Turkey.

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 1; travel grant applications are also due that day. A $600 deposit is due by December 1, with the balance due early in 2012. Program costs are currently estimated at $2,600 per person, based on 10 students participating. That includes round-trip flight, lodging in Turkey, transportation between cities, guest lectures, entrance fees to required site visits, and some meals. WIU tuition, WIU health insurance, passport, other meals, and personal expenses are separate.

Applications for the course and for the travel grants are available on the course website, "U.S.in the World: Crossroads of Turkey." These should be submitted directly to the Study Abroad office, 344 Memorial, to ensure prompt processing.

For further information on the course, see the attached Program Information Sheet or contact Dr. Roberts.

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