Study Abroad in Turkey

Turkey is currently unavailable due to security concerns


Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

OST 590: Global Health Education-Understanding Turkish Culture and Health Care Delivery System (3 credits)
Summer Break 

Learn more about global health while having an enriching cultural experience! Through this course, students will spend a weekend exploring the culture and sites of historic Istanbul, including the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and Istanbul University. Then, students will spend a week at Selcuk University in Konya observing at the teaching hospital and attending didactic lectures.

It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.

For more information, please contact IIH

  • Undergraduate student at Michigan State OR first year medical curriculum (COM/CHM/CON) student at Michigan State University.
  • 2.5 GPA required.
  • Must have a good understanding of Biology, Microbiology, and Physiology.
  • Must have respect for different cultures.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively.

Please fill out both forms.

The Office of Study Abroad offers scholarships to students who participate in MSU’s study abroad programs. Details here.