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Journey to Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey; Multiple Cities, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Journey Programs
OU Sponsoring College:
Journey Program
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Shanna Vincent
Language Category:
Language Category B
Program Description:
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The information below refers to Summer 2014; Summer 2015 programs will be announced in the Fall.
All students accepted to the Journey to Turkey program will receive a $1500 PITF scholarship award

Program Highlights

  • Location: Istanbul, Izmir, Fethiye, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Erzurum
  • Academics: 6 upper-division credits
  • Cost: 1) OU tuition/fees to the Bursar at your regular rate (in state or out of state), 2) Program Fee, 3) Flight, 4) Extra
  • Dates: May 15th, 2014 - June 3rd, 2014 (A detailed trip itinerary will be given to program participants during the pre-departure orientation sessions: Education Abroad will facilitate two mandatory group meetings including the professors, program alumni, and staff where logistic matters, finances, health, safety and security issues, cultural aspects, and relevant academic information will be discussed.)
  • Housing: Hotels (Participants will stay as a group in hotels. Each student will share a room with at least one other student. The accomodation is fully included in the program cost.)

    Click here for the 2014 Journey to Turkey Itinerary.pdf 

The following two courses will be taught with each being a 3-credit upper-division course in International and Area Studies and will fulfill a General Education requirement, as approved by the Provost's Advisory Committee on General Education.

  • IAS 3950-26 Journey to Turkey: Economic Development in the Middle East and Turkey, Dr. Firat Demir, Associate Professor of Economics
  • IAS 3950-25 Journey to Turkey: Culture and Society in Islamic World: The Role of Turkish Cinema, Misha Nedelkjovich, Film and Media Studies 
Money Matters
The Program Fee for the Journey to Turkey 2014 is $3,850 and will be split into 3 separate payments:

Each accepted Journey Participant will pay a non-refundable $500 deposit - this deposit is due one week after notification of acceptance (your $500 deposit is non-refundable).

$500  (deposit) February
$1,675 (payment 1) March 3rd
$1,675 (final payment) April 1

You will need to submit all payments in person to Merla Davis in the College of International Studies in the Chemistry Building on the North Oval, room 112.
  • Program Fee: $3,850 (Your program fee includes in-country travel, housing, guided tours, some meals, and on-site advising and assistance. This price does not include international airfare, passport application and/or renewal fees, additional meals, personal expenses, or OU tuition and fees for 6 credit hours.)
  • Airfare: $1,200 - $1,500 ($1,500 covered by PITF scholarship) (Please do not book your international flight until your adviser has given you futher information. All dates ares subject to change.)
  • OU tuition and fees for 6 credit hours (Students will pay for 6 hours of OU tuition and fees at the rate they are normally charged (resident or non-resident) separately from the program fee.)
  • Additional meals out / Personal expenses

PITF Scholarship: All accepted Journey to Turkey 2014 participants receive a PITF scholarship of $1500 to help offset the cost of international airfare to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport. All applicants must complete a PITF application by February 21 to receive the scholarship. Students with significant financial need should complete both portions of the PITF as extra funds may be distributed on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Check with the bursar about particular scholarships.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • Completion of Online Application
  • 1 Recommendation from an OU Professor

Get Started
Summer 2014 Journey to Turkey application deadline is on a rolling admission and begins December 1, 2013.
Students can start the application process whenever they want. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1st, and it will go in the order of application completion. If a student is accepted into a program, he/she will be asked to put down a $500 deposit within a week. If the student can’t pay the deposit, he/she will be added to the waiting list until he/she is able to make the payment, and if spots are still available, the student will join the group.

  • Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps.
  • Next, come to an open advising session to move on to Phase 2!


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/20/2015 03/06/2015 TBA TBA