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Global Partners Semester in Turkey Program Fall Term 2006: learning in a land of contrasts. Ortakoy mosque, Istanbul. old. 17th-c. Sultan Ahmet mosque, Istanbul. new. European Istanbul from the Asian shore. underground. Underground 6th-c AD (Byzantine) cisterns, Istanbul. ethereal.

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Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Global Partners

Semester in Turkey ProgramFall Term 2006:

learning in a land of contrasts

Ortakoy mosque, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

old

17th-c. Sultan Ahmet mosque, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

new

European Istanbul from the Asian shore


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

underground

Underground 6th-c AD (Byzantine) cisterns, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

ethereal

Aya Sofia, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

exploration

On top of the 4th-c. AD city walls, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

introspection

15th-c. BC Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III

in the Hippodrome, Istanbul

14th-c. AD Church of St. Savior in Chora, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

walls

Rumeli Hisar, Ottoman fortress on the Bosphorus, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

bridges

The Golden Horn, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

passion

a Besiktas soccer game, Inönü Stadium, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

  • The Program begins in Istanbul, a city over 2,500 years old that joins Europe and Asia:

  • 3 weeks at Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

  • Turkish lessons

  • the ‘core-course’: introductory lectures on Turkish history, economics, politics, international relations, culture, art, and religion by ITU professors

  • field trips on afternoons and Saturdays to sites and museums across Istanbul (also part of the core-course)

  • optional trips to a whirling dervish dance performance, a super league soccer match, etc.

  • ITU students serve as liaisons to help students acclimate

  • A faculty director accompanies the students throughout their stay (in 2006: Professor Daniel Shaw of Colorado College)


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

2006 Faculty Director

Daniel Shaw, PhD, is visiting professor of religion at The Colorado College. Professor Shaw teaches courses in Islamic Studies and in Christianity. He specializes in issues of cultural interchange between Islamic and Christian societies. He is particularly interested in the intellectual transmission of Hellenistic philosophy that occurred as Islam encountered the Byzantine Christian world.

Dr. Shaw has lived in and traveled throughout Jordan and Egypt, and in the spring of 2006 will be living in Damascus and exploring the cultures of Syria and the Lebanon.


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

ITU dorm-room

education

The city is an

The gate where Mehmet II entered in 1453

ITU classroom

19th-c Sultan’s palace of Dolmabahce


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Istanbul Technical University was founded in 1773

view of the Bosphorus from ITU dorm-room

ITU: Gumussuyu Campus


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Atatürk, founder of the modern Turkish Republic, remembered during ‘Victory Day’ on Taksim Square

Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, Istanbul


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

The Program continues with a 7-day trip along the West Coast.

Visits may include: the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, the citadel of Troy, the Greek towns of Assos and Priene, the Hellenistic city of Pergamon, an oracle of Apollo at Claros, the Roman metropolis of Ephesos, the burial-place of St. John and the ‘House of Mary’, the Lydian capital of Sardis, the burial-mounds of Bin-Tepe, the Phrygian settlement of Midas City, as well as Alevi shrines, 19th-c. Greek towns, and dramatic landscapes.

• Gallipoli

• Troy

• Akçay

Assos •

• Pergamon

• Midas City

• Sardis

Claros •

• Ephesos

• Priene


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Gallipoli Peninsula, 1915: a million men fought here; half of them became casualties of the Great War


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Troy, ca. 1200 BC: another war, another time, that begat the tradition of Western epic poetry


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

(not the actual Trojan horse…)


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Village life


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Urbanism going back 10,000 years


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Modern town:

The village of Sirince, with its traditional Greek houses and incongruous satellite dishes


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Ancient metropolis: a busy Roman street in Ephesos, with the local library at one end


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Religious diversity:The monument at Akçay to Sarıkız, ‘the blonde girl’, a local legend whose empty tomb is venerated by followers of the Alevi sect of Islam


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Religious diversity:

The ‘House of Mary’ at Ephesos: a fascinating blend of Christian and Turkish cult traditions

The late-Roman house

‘wishing wall’: tying bits of cloth to a tree as a wish or a prayer may go back to the shamanistic traditions of Turks in their homeland of Central Asia


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Vanished leaders:

The burial mounds of Lydian kings and nobles at Bin-Tepe. The largest is 350 m. in diameter and 70 m. high.


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Vanished civilizations:

The acropolis tunnel and a Phrygian inscription on the shrine of mother-goddess Cybele at Midas City


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Vanished cities:

A corridor in one of the dozens of underground cities in Cappadocia; here a mill-stone is ready to block off the passage. Some cities are more than 8 stories deep and could accommodate up to 10,000 people


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

  • The Program continues in Ankara, capital of modern Turkey:

  • students enroll at either of these élite universities, located adjacent to each other in the hills southwest of Ankara: • Bilkent University• Middle East Technical University (METU)

  • classes at Bilkent or METU are taught in English

  • students participate in an orientation program at METU or Bilkent

  • Turkish lessons continue

  • the core-course continues once-a-week as a seminar with the resident faculty director

  • additional trips within and around Ankara, such as to Cappadocia

  • local students serve as liaisons to help students acclimate

  • Turkish roommates in the dorms

the citadel, Ankara


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

Bilkent

METU


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (METU)


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

METU


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

BILKENT UNIVERSITY

shopping center


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

BILKENT


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


Global partners semester in turkey program fall term 2006 learning in a land of contrasts

For more information, or to apply, visit your International Center or go to:

http://www.global-partners.org/turkey/studyabroad/


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