Berea College: Istanbul - Middle Eastern Cultures: Religion and Arts in Context

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Restricted Program - only open to students currently enrolled at Berea CollegeInterested in learning about the faith and practice of Islam? One fifth of the world’s population is Muslim, and it is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United... read more

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Past Review Turkish Delight
I learned more about Islam than I ever thought I would. - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation for other cultures and can not put into words how worth it this trip was. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Berea College: Istanbul - Middle Eastern Cultures: Religion and Arts in Context
I learned that the beauty in the world is found when you are seeking it, that friendships can be strained by 12 hour bus rides, and that I love Turkey even more than I thought I would. It has encouraged me to travel abroad more and to try and go back whenever possible! - Berea College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. Gained immense experience. - Berea College View Entire Review
My whole experience was the opposite of my initial uncertanity about muslims in general. Turkey having 99% muslim population, I expected people to be unfriendly, but I was surprised by their hospitality. I realized that the picture we some times get from the media is totally different from what happens in reality. I am planning ... - Berea College View Entire Review
It definitely helped me see what it was like to travel. And although I was with a group I think it helped me have the courage to plan for traveling on my own later in life. And it definitely helped me respect and admire the culture. I have only seen Middle Eastern culture as it is portrayed on TV, but with this trip I got to ... - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesomeness
history, friendship, a fun time. YES! - Berea College View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile! I gained a wider world view in (what I think) was the best way possible. Because Turkey is a modern secular nation with a past as an Islamic Empire, the evidence of both of these made for an extremely wonderful experience. It was the best of both worlds. I also got to interact with some of the friendliest a... - Berea College View Entire Review
Learning and interacting with locals is not difficult at all. If you allow yourself to make mistakes and have fun, it makes for all the more enjoyable experience. YES. It is definitely worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Berea College: Istanbul - Middle Eastern Cultures: Religion and Arts in Context
Past Review Turkiye Cok Yi!!
This was one of the best experiences of my life! - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective of the world. The ignorant stereotypes that Americans have about the rest of the world are false and no one should never jump to negative assumptions. The people were very accommodating and very friendly. I have gained lifelong friendships and everlasting memories. I felt slightly depressed when I retu... - Berea College View Entire Review
I gained a deeper understanding not only of other cultures, but of my own as well. It taught me that I do not want to live in America all my life. I want to travel and live abroad for at least a little while. This expirence opened my eyes to the world. It was one of the most worthwhile things I've done in my life. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Great
Culture, yes worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review

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Restricted Program - only open to students currently enrolled at Berea College

Interested in learning about the faith and practice of Islam? One fifth of the world’s population is Muslim, and it is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States. Learn about Islamic tradition, ancient Christian traditions, as well as historical and contemporary Middle Eastern culture: crafts, art, architecture, food, and dance. Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern hospitality while you make the Middle East your classroom! Guest lectures and discussions by leading Muslim scholars will complement academic tours of historical mosques, ancient Christian monasteries, and ancient ruins. Pyramids and Nile (Egypt) or the Hagia Sofia and the Bosphorus (Turkey), this will be an educational experience of a lifetime.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
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