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Journey to Turkey
Multiple Cities, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Journey Programs Language of Instruction: English
Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Shanna Vincent
Program Description:
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November 30, 1:30-2:30 PM
December 2, 10:00-11:00 AM
December 3, 10:00-11:00 AM
December 4, 11:30-12:30 PM
December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM
December 10, 4:00-5:00 PM
December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM
December 16, 2:00-3:00 PM
December 17, 9:00-11:00 AM

Check in at Hester Hall 144 for walk-in advising.

Summer 2016 Highlights

  • Travel throughout Turkey with OU professors and other OU students
  • Earn 6 Upper Division Humanities General Education credits
  • Use your banked hours and save on tuition/fees
  • PITF Airfare scholarship GUARANTEED for ALL Journey Program participants
  • Rolling admission begins November 18th
Program Requirements
In addition to meeting the study abroad eligibility requirements, you must also have:
  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 1 recommendation letter from any OU professor
  • Visa
Program Overview
Journey programs are designed to fulfill General Education requirements while traveling throughout a country with OU professors and students. For this program, you will visit several important cities and sites within Turkey. Potential cities to be visited include Ankara, Antalya, Cappadocia, and Istanbul. More information will be added during the Fall 2015 semester.
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Journey to Turkey will offer the following two courses, both of which are approved for General Education credit. You are required to take both courses in order to participate in this program.
  • IAS 3950/5850 Journey to Turkey: Turkey and the World (Professor Joshua Landis, Gen-Ed Non-Western Culture)
  • IAS 3950/5850 Journey to Turkey: Politics & Society in Turkey (Professor Jill Irvine, Gen-Ed Non-Western Culture)
Summer 2016 Dates
May 18-June 8, 2016

Money Matters
The budget estimate for the 2016 Journey to Turkey program is below; this budget does not include personal expenses. 
  • OU Tuition & Fees - normal in-state or out-of-state rate (financial aid, scholarships and/or banked hours may apply)
  • Program Fee - $3850 (includes housing, in-country travel, and most meals) 
    • 1st payment = $500 nonrefundable deposit due with program acceptance
    • 2nd payment = $1675 of the remaining nonrefundable program fee due March 10, 2016
    • 3rd payment = $1675 nonrefundable program fee balance due April 7, 2016
  • Airfare - ~$1500 (PITF scholarship of at least $500 awarded to all Journey to Turkey participants)
  • Visa - ~$21 (more information and guidance will be provided by your OU study abroad adviser)
  • Education Abroad Application Fee - $50 (charged to your Bursar account)
There are also a number of scholarships available for study abroad students, including but not limited to the following: Housing
Students will live in hotels and will generally have one OU roommate throughout the program.

Application Instructions

The first step to apply for this program is to attend a Study Abroad 101 session, offered weekdays throughout the semester.

The Journey Programs Launch Party will be November 18th at 4:30 PM in Hester Hall 146. Phase 2 applications will open immediately following this event. Once the application opens, click the Apply Now button at the top of this page and then complete the online application until every box is checked off. Notice that you are required to meet with an Education Abroad Adviser as part of your Phase 2 application - you can attend the Journey Programs Launch Party OR click here to schedule a group advising appointment to fulfill the Phase 2 Meeting requirement!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 19th. Applicants with complete applications will be emailed and directed to submit their nonrefundable $500 deposit, which guarantees their spot in the program. The online application includes things to read, sign, and complete. You will need one letter of recommendation from a professor who has graded you, and you will need to answer three essay questions:
  1. Why have you applied to this specific study abroad program?
  2. What are 2-3 goals you’ve set for your study abroad experience and how will you accomplish them?
  3. What are 2-3 challenges you expect to face abroad and how will you overcome them?

More Information
This study experience will involve some rugged travel and hiking. Each student should consider his/her own physical fitness as well as his/her tolerance to extreme heat and non-standard accommodation.  Additionally, students may need to get vaccinations and medications prior to departure.  It is each student’s responsibility to ensure his/her routine vaccinations are up-to-date and to inquire whether there are recommended and/or required vaccinations or medications for the country/countries he/she will visit (including any countries he/she will visit which are not part of the study abroad program’s itinerary).  To find comprehensive information regarding international travel, including recommended or required vaccinations and medications, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.  We recommend students visit a healthcare provider and acquire any necessary vaccinations and medications at least two (2) months prior to departure. Goddard Health Center (on the OU campus) is a good place for students to acquire the appropriate vaccinations and medications.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/28/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.