Program Information
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Winter 2016: Istanbul EDUC - Micro
January 03, 2016 - January 24, 2016
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/25/2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWHL 104
02/26/2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWHL 110
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/13/2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM109 Willard Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/01/2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudent Health Services conference room
11/04/2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMStudent Health Services conference room
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Istanbul is a vibrant city that spans the Bosphorus Strait, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Originally called Byzantium and then Constantinople, Istanbul has a rich history that goes back to the beginning of western civilization. Explore its historic old town area that will transport you back in time. Then, ride the efficient public transit to the heart of modern day Istanbul. Immerse yourself in its rich culture as you observe in schools, interact with teachers and students, and explore the city from cultural and mathematical perspectives.

Istanbul provides a stunning backdrop to study the geometry and measurement concepts found in elementary and middle school mathematics curricula. Whether enrolled in MATH 253 or MATH 240, learn to see the mathematics that surrounds us through a critical look at the architecture, art and historic sites of the region. Apply the concepts from class as we visit must-see sights, including the impressive Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance. Lodging typically will be in double-occupancy hotel rooms, but may also include university dormitories or apartments. Hotels tend to provide breakfast each morning as part of the room charge. The program will host an orientation dinner upon arrival in Istanbul and a farewell dinner on the final evening. Additional meals are not included.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Turkey, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Istanbul. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.  For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.
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ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Students will be enrolled in one of the cross-listed MATH courses. 
MATH 240: Geometry and Measurements for Middle School Teachers (3 credits)
Explores geometry and measurement topics and how they are developed throughout the middle school curriculum. Topics include properties of 2D and 3D figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, measurement of length, area and volume, and fundamentals of a deductive system. Includes the use of technology.
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in MATH 252
MATH 253: Mathematics for K-8 teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement (3 credits)
Explores concept development in figures, the role of definitions, coordinate geometry, transformations, functions and measurements of length, area and volume.
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in MATH 252
UNIV 370-137: Study Abroad - Istanbul EDUC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,130.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,404.00$3,765.00
Final Program Fee$2,225.00$2,225.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$3,659.00$6,020.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,130.00$1,130.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2015
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 01, 2015
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Brad Glass
Faculty Director
132C Willard Hall
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.