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1 Global Partners Fall Semester in Turkey Program learning in a land of contrasts Ortakoy mosque, Istanbul

2 17th-c. Sultan Ahmet mosque, Istanbul old

3 European Istanbul from the Asian shore new

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

5 Aya Sofia, Istanbul ethereal

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

7 14th-c. AD Church of St. Savior in Chora, Istanbul 15th-c. BC Egyptian Obelisk of Thutmosis III in the Hippodrome, Istanbul introspection

8 Rumeli Hisar, Ottoman fortress on the Bosphorus, Istanbul walls

9 bridges The Golden Horn, Istanbul

10 passion a Besiktas soccer game, Inönü Stadium, Istanbul

11 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

12 ITU dorm-room ITU classroom 19th-c Sultan’s palace of Dolmabahce The gate where Mehmet II entered in 1453 The city is an educationeducation

13 ITU: Gumussuyu Campus view of the Bosphorus from ITU dorm-room Istanbul Technical University was founded in 1773

14 Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, Istanbul Atatürk, founder of the modern Turkish Republic, remembered during ‘Victory Day’ on Taksim Square

15 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 Assos Akçay Pergamon Sardis Midas City Claros Ephesos Priene

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

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

18 (not the actual Trojan horse…)

19 Village life

20 Urbanism going back 10,000 years

21 Modern town: The village of Sirince, with its traditional Greek houses and incongruous satellite dishes

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

23 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

24 Religious diversity: The ‘House of Mary’ at Ephesos: a fascinating blend of Christian and Turkish cult traditions ‘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 The late-Roman house

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

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

27 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

28 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) - most 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

29 Bilkent METU

30 MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (METU)

31 METU

32 shopping center BILKENT UNIVERSITY

33 BILKENT

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