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Turkey: International Business Seminar
Cappadocia, Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; Izmir, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
Click for Tuition + Program Fee Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2017 11/01/2016 12/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Eligible GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: None
Liberal Studies Domain: EL, Global Business Perspective
Program Description:


Turkey IStockThis International Business Seminar to Turkey will introduce students to this country's special geo-political role in the global economy. Turkey, with its fast-rising economy, euro-oriental culture, and geographic location--a natural bridge between the East and the West--is the perfect destination for a seminar on global management. A long time ally of the United States in the region, Turkey physically and culturally connects the Western world to the Eastern world.
We will start our journey in Istanbul, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in the world built on two continents. As the world's 4th largest city, Istanbul is Turkey's financial and cultural center, generating about half of the country's trade. We will visit several companies from a variety of sectors including logistics, banking, marketing and hospitality. We will also visit major historic and cultural sites such as Hagia Sophia, an incredible church built by the Byzantian emperor Justinian in the sixth century.
From Istanbul we will move to the Aegean city of Izmir where we will visit the Biblical ancient city of Ephesus--the best preserved ancient Greco-Roman city in the world, St. John’s Church and the last abode of Virgin Mary. Our trip will continue in Cappadocia, an ancient town carved into million year-old volcanic rocks. On our way to Cappadocia students will have an opportunity to walk on the ancient Silk Road and see a Caravanserai.

Activities and cultural events in this seminar include visits to Turkish firms, lecture at Koc University, guided tours of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Ephesus, and Cappadocia, dinner cruise along the Bosporus, soccer game in Istanbul (schedule permitting), visits to carpet and pottery workshops, and a hot-air balloon ride (optional).


This program is led by Dr. Nezih Altay of the Driehaus School of Business, and Yvette Lopez.


The group meets both before and after the trip to Turkey. In the winter quarter, the group will meet for four 3-hr sessions to prepare students with background information on global logistics, the business environment and daily life in Turkey. Upon our return, there will be a follow-up session to complete the academic work of the program.

Course: ICS 350 (Undergraduate)/ IB 750 (Graduate): International Business Seminar
Credits: 4 credit hours
Term registered: Winter 2017
Liberal Studies Domain: Global Business Perspective, Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by: Dr. Nezih Altay and Professor Yvette Lopez
Course Description: This foreign study course is meant to introduce the student to the world of international life and business as it is today. The course provides students the opportunity to visit and study foreign commercial enterprises on-site. Additional emphasis is placed on understanding overseas cultures, self-reference criteria, and the fact that people around the world can maintain/develop hopes and dreams within their own lifestyle even though it may differ from others'.

Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.


Hotel accommodations are double occupancy. You may be able to request a single room for an additional fee depending on availability.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.  Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the Turkey: International Business Seminar program DO need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Quang Tran.

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Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.