Program Overview

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“Traveling in another country, especially where you don't speak the language, you learn not just about a new culture, but you learn a great deal about yourself and the way you thought you knew everything about the way the world worked.  Trust me, your mind will be blown, but it'll be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life's journey.”    Omar (Istanbul, 2012)

Here is an exciting opportunity to live and work within a foreign culture.  You will gain valuable work experience, meet and get to know friends from all over the world, and add new work skills to your portfolio.

The Turkish Program, formally known as Eurasia, Now! was founded by CIBER, Ross School of Business in 2008.


Former U of M Intern's Story

Why Go?

"The two months in Turkey were fantastic. I learned a lot about Turkish business and culture from my internship..."

Timeline for Summer 2016

Find information on application deadlines and placement confirmations.

Application Process

Details about online application form and supplemental documents.

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Visa Requirements

As the relationships between countries change, the laws governing travel between countries change also.

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Required Health Insurance

The University of Michigan requires all students traveling abroad on UM programs to purchase travel insurance through the University.

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Pre-departure plan: Mandatory Turkish Mini-Course

Details about U-M requirements for interns in Turkey

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Internship Placement

Steps after application submission.

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Living Arrangements

Students often live in housing provided by the employers, which is usually free. However, in some instances, students will be required to locate and pay for their own housing. 

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Seeking funding and other scholarship opportunities.


You will probably not be paid for working at the company that provides you with your internships. Some different positions provide housing arrangements, but no stipend or payment. 

The teaching positions in Turkey provide free housing in modern dormitories and a monthly stipend.  

See descriptions for each position for details.

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