Academic Requirements and Mandatory Turkish Mini-Course
Students from all U-M academic units are eligible for the LSA International Internship Program.
You must be a returning U-M student (no seniors may apply) to participate in the Turkey Program. There is no foreign language requirement as the language of your work environment will be English.
Interns must be willing to attend work consistently and may be asked to work up to 35 hrs/week.
The Turkey Program has a mandatory one-credit mini-course, in which you will study introductory spoken Turkish and study Turkey's geography and history before you travel abroad. You will also learn about the important mix of religions in the nation that is rooted in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Practical lessons regarding transport and daily tasks such as laundry and banking are also covered. This class is run out of CMENAS (Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies) MENAS 334. Class will run Winter 2013:
Saturday: March 16, 2013
Saturday: March 23, 2013
Saturday: April 6, 2013
Location: Mason Hall 3347
The instructor will be Professor Erdim Cipa (email@example.com). Please contact him to be added to the course ONLY ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY placed in position in Turkey for the summer.
Half of the class will be language training, half will be information on culture, history, current trends, politics and daily life in Turkey.
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