Global Affairs

Turkey: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

A week-long program that starts in Istanbul and travels to Izmir, this course examines Turkey's system of higher education in comparison to the US and other countries. Through visits to universities and public and private colleges, you’ll engage in discussions with rectors, faculty members, deans of students and their staffs, and students themselves. Special lectures by leading policy experts and scholars will help you understand the goals and future aspirations of Turkish higher education and how higher education meets the social, political, and cultural needs of their society.


Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, Turkey 

Program Dates:


Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, September 27 2016

Round 2: Tuesday, October 25 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students
  • Professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Education and Social Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Education
  • Student Affairs

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the course listed below for 3 points. Students should consult with their academic adviser for approval.

HPSE-GE 2154 Section 095 ( Class # TBD) - Global Perspectives in Higher Education (3 Points)

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Draft Course Syllabus

Draft Course Itinerary


Ann Marcus, EdD

 Professor of Higher Education, Director of the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology

Teboho Moja, PhD

Clinical Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2016 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2016.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $700

2016 Activity Fees: $700

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


You will travel with the group and stay in shared accommodations in Istanbul and Izmir.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel and should plan to arrive to Istanbul on March 12 by 12:00pm with a departure from Izmir, Turkey on March 20. Group travel within the program sites will be prearranged and covered by housing/activity fees. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and valid Turkish e-visas, obtained in advance from the Republic of Turkey E-Visa Application System to enter and exit Turkey for any purpose.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, e-Visa System, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather:  Participants should be prepared for great variations in weather.  The average high is 55°F in March, while temperatures at times reaching 40°F and 75°F.