Explore the role of gender in an evolving political and cultural context

What better place to investigate issues of gender and sexuality in law, politics and culture than exciting Istanbul? This city is part of a secular, democratic and predominantly Muslim state that has seen millennia of change and conflict through power struggles between east and west, religious persuasions and cultural differences. This place is a confluence of ideas both traditional and modern and this summer study abroad program aims to tackle issue of gender and sexuality in this dynamic society.

This program also emphasizes the importance of learning about the Turkish land and its people, politics and culture both in an academic setting and in the community.

  • Take two 3-credit courses taught in English at one of Turkey's most respected educational and cultural institutions, Kadir Has University.

  • Supplemental activities include lectures by specialists, activists and community members, walking tours of the city and interaction with Turkish students and professionals, culminating in a digital story presentation created by each student.

  • Enjoy living in the quaint neighborhood of Cihangir, rated one of the top five places to live in the world by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 6/9/2015 7/29/2015 6 $5,700 3/31/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Turkey are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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