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Study Abroad Programs

The Anthropology & Sociology Department encourages students to take advantage of the many study abroad programs offered at Kutztown University. Benefits of studying abroad include gaining a new perspective on the world, gaining first hand experience with different cultures, as well as learning new research methods. Moreover, studying abroad can compliment and enhance your studies in anthropology and sociology.

At present, our faculty offer the following courses overseas:

ANT/SOC 106: History & Culture of Turkey [brochure]

Blue Mosque

The course will consist of a tour of significant sites in Western Turkey. Students will stay in Istanbul for several days, visiting such famous sites, as Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Galata Tower. In Istanbul, students will also have an opportunity to take a boat tour of the Bosphorus Straights and sample Turkish cuisine at famous restaurants, visit Turkish schools and cultural foundations. From Istanbul, the group will travel to Çanakkale (Gallipoli), the site of the great battle of World War I, and the ancient ruins of the city of Troy featured in Homer's Iliad. Travel southward to the province of Izmir to the lovely coastal city of Kuşadısı will provide students the opportunity to swim in the sparkling blue Aegean Sea and try the delicious seafood dishes of Western Turkey. Students will visit the great ancient Greek city of Ephesus, the house of the Virgin Mary, the ruins of the Basilica of St. John, and the lovely town Şirince, before traveling inland to the ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias and to the geologically fascinating city of Pamukkale. Opportunities to visit the Black Sea and other sites will be available. For more information contact Dr. Kim Shively [] or visit the Office of International Programs.