Picking a study abroad destination can sometimes be a difficult decision with so many incredible options available to students. But for some, like University of Vermont student Garrett Garcia, picking a study abroad destination is very easy, especially if they have been dreaming about this experience for a long time.
In his blog “History Major in A Historical City: Adventures in Istanbul and Beyond,” Garrett writes about his first experiences in Istanbul this semester as he explores the history and culture of the unique region.
To read his blog posts and keep up on his musings on the history of Istanbul as it relates to the present and future as well as personal narratives, visit his blog here.
Syracuse University Abroad is offering a $1000 grant to any student enrolling in the SU Beijing Center, SU Santiago Center, or the “Culture and Politics of Reconciliation” theme-based program in Wroclaw in Fall 2015. The application deadline for Fall 2015 is March 20, so apply now to take advantage of this addition to your financial aid package!
If you haven’t considered Beijing, Santiago, or Wroclaw, now might be the right time! Below, just a few examples of what these programs offer:
To commemorate her adventures while studying abroad at the SU Istanbul center, SU Abroad alumna Gaby Sferra created a video entitled “Two Weeks in Turkey” which gives prospective students a window into the adventures that she and her fellow Istanbul students encountered on their journey.
During their site visit in November, students were able to openly dialogue with executives at Historypin to enhance the user experience on the history blogging community website. Students were able to give feedback to Historypin and suggest ways to improve the website. In addition, students got a feel for how a real London office works and were able to experience first-hand the challenges that a digital company faces.
The two-way conversation between Historypin and the digital communications students was beneficial to both parties and facilitated insightful observations. The students were very excited about the collaboration and professor Carol Nahra hopes to continue this visit with future classes.