Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Study Tour of Turkey 2015: Origins of Religion, in Search of the Trojan War and in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
May 11-25, 2015
Turkey, which straddles the continents of Europe and Asia, has served as the crossroads of civilization for millennia and home to many of the world's greatest civilizations. The 2015 study tour will include the environs of Turkey's capital city, Ankara (Roman period Ankara and central Anatolia's major Hittite sites); Göbekli Tepe – the world’s oldest temple situated in southeastern Turkey; a visit to Troy of Homer’s Iliad; a tour of Turkey’s western coast including the premiere sites of Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, and Didyma; and culminating with three days sailing on a yacht visiting major historic locales along Turkey's Turquoise Coast. The tour will end with two full days in Istanbul, exploring the city's Byzantine and Ottoman period treasures. Students can earn 3 or 6 credits. The study tour is led by Dr. Ann Killebrew, a Penn State faculty member and an archaeologist who has directed field projects in Turkey and Israel.
Dr. Ann E. Killebrew, co-director of the archaeological survey project in the Gulf of Iskenderun in eastern Cilicia (Turkey), is an associate professor in the Departments of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Anthropology and the Jewish Studies Program at Penn State. She has directed several excavations in Israel and participated in archaeological expeditions in Egypt and Turkey. She is a noted expert on cultural interconnections in the eastern Mediterranean region and has authored numerous books and articles.
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.
All students must take three credits.
CAMS/HIST/ANTH 499 Study Tour of Turkey: Archaeology, History, and Culture (3 credits)
The 2015 study tour will include the environs of Turkey's capital city, Ankara (Roman period Ankara and central Anatolia's major Hittite sites); Göbekli Tepe – the world’s oldest temple situated in southeastern Turkey; a visit to Troy of Homer’s Iliad; a tour of Turkey’s western coast including the premiere sites of Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, and Didyma; and culminating with three days sailing on a yacht visiting major historic locales along Turkey's Turquoise Coast. The tour will end with two full days in Istanbul, exploring the city's Byzantine and Ottoman period treasures. Students can earn 3 or 6 credits (with permission of the instructor). The course fulfills a requirement for all students majoring in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies.
Three credits of independent study or graduate credit is possible with the permission from the instructor.
Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program leader.
2.5 Cumulative GPA
Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study
Housing and Meals
Accommodations will be in three- or four-star hotels (two to three students per room), with several nights on a gulet (wooden sailboat). Transportation will be by air-conditioned bus, sailboat, and domestic air travel. Lunches are not included in the fees.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully. Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on class standing.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit theFunding Study Abroadsection of the Global Penn State website.
For More Information
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.