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UT Tyler Offers ‘Turkey: Crossroads of Civilizations’ Travel Study Course

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November 16, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

November 16, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler will offer its annual travel/study course to Turkey for the spring 2013 semester, Dr. Jill Blondin, Center for Global Education director, announced.

The trip is open to both students and non-students. “Turkey: Crossroads of Civilizations” may be counted as three undergraduate- or graduate-level semester credit hours for UT Tyler students. Cost is $1,548 plus international and domestic airfare and includes ground transportation, accommodations and most meals.

A $548 deposit is due on Friday, Dec. 3. Full payment deadline is Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Participants will travel to Turkey March 8 – 17, 2013 and study various aspects of the country, including philosophy, Roman and Greek literature, art history and political science and biblical components.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience the historical sites of Turkey. The group will be led by Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi, an expert who has led many successful trips to Turkey,” Blondin said.

Khosrowshahi is an adjunct professor in the UT Tyler Department of Social Sciences and also serves as a faculty member at Tyler Junior College.

Scholarship funds are available.

For more information, contact Blondin, 903.566.7482 or jblondin@uttyler.edu, email cge@uttyler.edu or contact Khosrowshahi, mkho@tjc.edu or 903.510.2279.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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