University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2016: Istanbul EDUC - Micro

Program Dates January 03, 2016 - January 24, 2016
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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.

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.

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)
MATH 253: Mathematics for K-8 teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement (3 credits)
UNIV 370-137: Study Abroad - Istanbul EDUC (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Brad Glass
Faculty Director
132C Willard Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2015
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2015
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 01, 2015

Please note that 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.

Interest Meetings:
02/25/2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, WHL 104
02/26/2015, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, WHL 110

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.