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Short-term study abroad is a great opportunity to experience a new culture and become an adept global citizen. Among U.S. employers, 93% seek applicants with intercultural skills. Academic travel will make your resume stand out.
Ivy Tech takes students to countries all around the globe, offering a variety of study abroad options during spring, summer, and fall breaks. You could even study abroad for a whole semester with one of our partner institutions.
While no trips are currently planned for just Ivy Tech students, we encourage students to explore upcoming trips offered through our partner, the Tennessee Consortium for International Students (TnCIS).
To participate in a study abroad opportunity with Ivy Tech Community College:
Ivy Tech partners with Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) to make academic travel available to students. From Brazil to Australia or Italy to South Africa, Ivy Tech students can enroll as guests and participate in a wide variety of summer travel programs.
These programs are academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities. Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required. Academic credit earned through these programs can transfer back to Ivy Tech.
Contact Professor Mary Ann Sellars for more information.
For more information contact:
Mary Ann Sellars, Ph.D. by phone at 812-429-1459 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Location and Tentative Dates:
Republic of Turkey – Ankara, Izmir, Eskisehir, Istanbul
May 11 – June 1, 2024
$5,400.00 (The cost covers airfare, tourist class accommodations, tuition, entrance fees into scheduled sites, and 2 meals per day.)
Application opens October 1, 2023
Application Deadline – February 1, 2024
Application Fee ($100.00) – February 1, 2024
Payment Due – February 28, 2024
This study abroad program is offered through a partnership between Ivy Tech Community College, and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies. Other programs/courses may be available through this partnership. For further exploration on the study locations, click on the link below:
Student participants in the Republic of Turkey program will visit many of the historical, cultural, philosophical and religious locations that are important to this region of the world. Some of the unique locations include Hogia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Taksim Square, Grand Bazaar, and the Bosporus Strait. Turkey is often characterized by stunning architecture, unique cuisine, and beautiful folk art. It is interesting to note that Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world that straddles two continents – Europe and Asia. Istanbul was named Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire, and the city is often referenced when discussing the most beautiful cities in the world. Turkey is home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and 62 World Heritage sites that are on the tentative list. The country is bordered by three seas and eight countries, and within her borders, there are 12,880 named mountains. Mount Ararat is the highest, and one of the most majestic mountains in Turkey, and there is much speculation that Noah’s Ark rests on or close to this prominent site. The Turkish language is the mother tongue of the country, but there are over 70 languages and dialects that are also spoken. According to UNESCO, many of these languages are disappearing. Some of the most famous philosophers associated with Turkey include Thales of Miletus, Heroclitus, Anaximander, Diogenes, and Anxogaras. Turkey also served as one of the backdrops for Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Lovers of philosophy, literature, music, history, and mythology, to mention a few, will find many treasures within Turkey’s borders.
The uniqueness of Turkey provides an optimal environment to study philosophy since so much philosophical history originated from the region. Although the focus will be on philosophical thought unique to Turkey, the course will also provide inquiry and study on contributions of thought from other parts of the world.
This program is academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities. Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required.
(This trip provides a capstone experience for students pursuing the Global Studies Certificate)
Get the most out of your study abroad by making it count toward a Global Studies Certificate. This certificate provides students with a global understanding of diverse cultures, ideas, philosophies, and customs, and how to thrive in a global workforce—skills valued in today's competitive job market.
Speak to the trip leader to learn more about the program you're interested in, as well as learn of any financial aid opportunities available for it. Also be sure to work with your academic advisor to ensure it will fit within your overall education goals and plan.
Continue to learn and work with your trip leader as you prepare for your trip. They will help guide you through paperwork and other requirements ahead of your departure.
Additionally, the Center for Global Education provides resources to prepare students for study abroad, such as helpful tips on what to expect and what to prepare for as a study abroad participant. Country specific handbooks are also available.
All travelers must be registered with the College's International Travel Registry prior to departing for their trip. It's recommended that you complete the form as soon as you are accepted to your study abroad program.
This registration notifies the College of your whereabouts, provides emergency contact information and enrolls you in the College's travel accident insurance program.
As a traveler in a foreign land, the best way to ensure health and safety and to avoid emergencies is to be well-prepared, well-informed, and alert. Self-awareness and personal responsibility are imperative components of a positive experience abroad. Further, you are obligated to act in accordance with foreign law and are encouraged to become familiar with local laws before traveling. The resources below address health and safety considerations of travel abroad.
Every registered student, faculty or staff traveler will be insured under the College's International Travel Insurance Policy through ACE American Insurance Company. The plan provides coverage for Accidents and Sickness, Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Political & Natural Disaster Evacuation, Trip Cancellation/Interruption*. For questions about the plan benefits and services, contact Gallagher Student Health, or email@example.com.
The cost to a student traveler for a trip less than 30 days is $25. More than 30 days, it will be determined by trip length. The cost to a guest traveler is $50 for a trip less than 30 days. Every insured traveler should carry a Global Assistance ID card in order to access the services provided. Once you have registered through the International Travel Registry, you will be provided a link view the policy.
Coverage will start on the actual start of the trip. It does not matter whether the Trip starts at the Covered Person’s home, place of work, or other place. It will end on the first of the following dates to occur: 1. the date the Covered Person returns to his or her Home Country; 2. the scheduled Trip return date; or 3. the date the Covered Person makes a Personal Deviation (unless otherwise provided by the Policy).
*The coverage extension for trip cancellation/interruption is limited to $1500, and generally, is applicable only in the event of the covered person's or family member's injury, illness, or death. A more comprehensive trip cancellation and interruption coverage may be available through Insure My Trip.
Registered travelers will have access to the ACE Travel Assistance Program for arranging services such as:
Proper documentation and identification is required for entry into foreign countries and re-entry into the U.S. Requirements vary by country based on citizenship, purpose of visit and length of stay. The U. S. State Department provides information regarding the travel documents required for the country in which you will be traveling.
Make copies of your passport, airplane tickets, driver’s license, credit cards, confirmation of vaccines and insurance that you take with you. Keep one copy at home; carry a second copy with you but separate from the originals.
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