Name of Program:

Study Abroad with NMU in Istanbul



Western Turkey


Professor Peter Goodrich, English, pgoodric@nmu.edu; 906-227-1635

Course(s) and eligibility:

EN311Z: (4 credits) or EN495 (2 credits): Topics in World Literature-Turkish.  Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, good academic and disciplinary status at time of program travel.

Term and approximate travel dates:

Fall 2013 term with travel to occur in August. Exact dates TBD.

Application deadline: 

Admissions on a rolling basis; final deadline March 15, 2012.  To apply, download FLSA application from International Programs website: www.nmu.edu/ipo or pick up form from IPO office in 145 Whitman.

Program Snapshot



For two weeks before the start of fall classes, immerse yourself in exotic (and safe) western Turkey.  Spend week 1 in the dynamic metropolis of Turkey—Istanbul, visiting Topkapi Palace with its famous Harem, Byzantine monument Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the pristine beaches of Princess Island. Stroll historic and romantic neighborhoods, shop in the Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar, and cruise the Bosporus.  In week 2, visit the site of the Battle of Gallipoli, UNESCO world heritage sites of ancient Troy and Pergamum, Biblical Greco-Roman city on the Aegean Sea Ephesus, the Virgin Mary house, the geological chalk formations and thermal springs of Pamukkale, and the scenic wonders of Cappadocia.  Learn about Turkish literature, culture, arts, and history through direct experience and great literature – all for upper division liberal studies and world cultures credit.

Estimated cost:

Estimated program fee of $4000 includes all transportation!

Financial Assistance:

For information on individual eligibility for NMU Financial Aid, call 906- 227-2327.

Interest Meetings:

  • November 7    4-5 pm, Gries 201 (opposite English Department office)
  • December 1   4-5 pm

For more information: 

Professor Peter Goodrich, pgoodric@nmu.edu
Susan Morgan, smorgan@nmu.edu