Turkey has so much to offer her visitors: breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archeological sites, a tradition of hospitality. The rectangular-shaped country is washed on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands, and peninsulas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and grottoes – perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Skiing fans, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers, and hunters can enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Turkey. But Turkey is, above all else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. The huge amount of historical and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country. For centuries, Turkey has also been a crossroads of religions, not only of Islam and Christianity, but of many others now forgotten by history. Many religious devotees can find a site, a shrine, a monument, a tomb, or a ruin connected with their faith or belief.

Students are expected to take at least one 3-credit language course, if English is not the first language of the country they are visiting.

Marymount University students can participate in the following programs in Turkey:

CIEE – Istanbul Language and Culture
CAPA – Istanbul
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