Happenings: “Window to the Middle East” seminar

“Window to the Middle East” opens doors for Bobcats in study abroad

By Catherine Harper

Texas State students in front of temple in Laos

Texas State students visited a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos, as part of the "Bobcats in Indochina" study abroad course during the summer of 2011.

Ever felt like setting out to find adventure in an exotic location? On Thursday, Nov. 10, journey to the limits of possibility with the “Window to the Middle East: Study Abroad Opportunities in Turkey” seminar  hosted by Texas State’s International Office from 11-12:30 p.m. in LBJ Student Center Room 3-5.1.

As part of Texas State’s International Education Month, the seminar invites students to explore a world of opportunity through study abroad with information about options available at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Free refreshments will also be provided at the seminar by Texas State’s International Office.

Four information tables will be set up at the event by Kadir Has University, Texas State’s Study Abroad Office and Texas State’s Alkek Library, providing course information and credit options. General information will also be provided to students about Turkey including its culture, politics, religion and society.

According to Rosario Davis, a learning specialist for Texas State’s Intensive English program, the study abroad opportunity in Turkey is the first of its kind at Texas State, allowing an enriching experience for students.

“Turkey is a strategically situated nation with an amazing history, gorgeous country, delicious food, and kind people,” Davis says. “With appropriate preparation, an informed Texas State student may have an extremely rewarding educational experience there.”

The study abroad option is available in courses such as Introduction to International Relations, 20th Century Political History, Communication and Media and Introduction to Public Relations.

Before embarking on an educational voyage, Davis says a variety of factors should be considered.

“The Study Abroad office recommends that a student carefully consider the financial investment that studying in another country will incur,” Davis says. “Also, the student should carefully research the courses that will be offered at the target location.  These two are the initial deciding research points.  Once they are decided, remaining research about culture, climate, and social issues is recommended for general preparation.”

“We are having our event to assist students with this investigation process,” Davis adds.

For more information about the seminar and to  learn more about International Education Month at Texas State, go here.

One response to “Happenings: “Window to the Middle East” seminar

  1. Then come on over to the Philosophy Dialogues series on the Arab Spring, “After Rebellion: What Lies Ahead?”!

    Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Psychology Building – 132

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