International Academic and Historical Exchange arranged by Gotravindo that will be held on July 12th-17th, 2018 in Turkey, Istanbul.

Being famous with capital of many empires in the past, Turkey now-days becomes ancient but modern country that massively attracts both local and foreign tourists. This is the best place to travel in the past to witness the history of three great Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and two major world religions, Christian and Muslim over centuries. Turkey, which capital city is Istanbul, sprawls in both Asia and Europe, so It is no doubt that this country reserve heterogeneous culture enrich with its traditional food, various traditions, and peculiar etiquette and customs derived from two continental Asia and Europe. All you need to explore about the culture is completely here., so let’s get worthy lost in Turkey!

BENEFIT

Experiencing International University Atmosphere

Experiencing teaching-learning process and world-class education atmosphere, the participants will obtain prestigious opportunity to compare the education system in their country.

International Fellowship

Interacting with the local students with totally different point of view, the participants will get new comprehensive knowledge about current issues as well as new fellowship through discussion in campus visit session.

Discovering Ancient but developed City

Figuring out the great city of Turkey on the past, the participants are still able to witness the remains through great building. Turkey is considered as ancient city but now-days, its development goes terribly fast.

Encountering Sophisticated Culture

Straddling with three great empires in the past, Turkey offers sophisticated culture that is interested to be observed. Its ancient yet modern and luxurious buildings invite the participants to understand more about sophisticated culture.

Departure

The participants will start realizing what they have been imagine about Turkey; a country spanning two continents and invaluable and cultural heritage to be explore, and one important thing will be experience the education system.

Flying overnight and spend their night at the sky, the participants will prepare for tomorrow remarkable experience

Istanbul Atatürk Airport – Blue Mosque – Topkapi Palace

The journey will start where the participants arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They will first meet their PIC and directly be guided to most photogenic building in Istanbul, Blue Mosque. Ornamented by inferior glass, high ceilings and luxurious tiles, the participants will get the euphoria of undeniable civilization of Istanbul, Turkey. The participants’ first day journey will be completed by Topkapi Palace. This palace is a symbol of administrative Ottoman Sultans, and now becomes a large museum in Turkey. From these two places the participants will witness the evidence of great empire in the past.

Istanbul University – Yildiz Technical University – Taksim Square – Panorama 1453

On the next day, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience educational program in Istanbul University and Yildiz Technical University as two of the best universities in Turkey. What participants have will be campus tour and workshop session with lecturer or the representation of the university. The participants will not only visit the university, but also obtain the teaching-learning process in abroad, which is Turkey. The second day, will not only be spent by having campus visit, but also get a chance to visit Taksim Square as major tourism district around Turkey where many restaurants, shops and hotels laid on. The participants will be able to spend their leisure time there before heading to the next destination, Panorama 1453. Panorama 1453 is an historical museum and will be the best place for the participants to reveal the Ottoman lineage, and history of the Conqueror, Mehmed II. What is the more interesting things to learn but history? Nothing.

Bogazici University – Koç University – Miniatürk – Imaginarium – Galata Tower

The participants will be stop by at one of the prestigious university in Turkey, Bogazici University to have campus tour and meet the student ambassadors. Feeling the other atmosphere of Turkish university, the participants will be lead to Koç University as non-profit private university but becoming one of the leading universities in Turkey, and learn educational system in world class university. Not only campus visit that the participants will experience in the fourth day, but they also will feel like like a giant and discover Miniatürk as the largest miniature theme park in to world to see the whole Turkey in a day. After witnessing hundred miniature models, the participants will move to Imaginarium, toy stores, just for wandering and sightseeing. Furthermore, the participants will visit Turkish landmark, Galata Tower and enjoy the warm afternoon in Turkey.

Bosphorus – Spice Bazaar – Grand Bazaar – Hagia Sophia

The last day will be spent by visiting several destinations. Starting from Bosphorus, the participants will discover busy waterway, this is the crucial strait for economic flows in Turkey. Next, the participants will be guided to Spice Bazaar to explore Egyptian bazaar in Turkey and Grand Bazaar as the oldest covered market to see traditional Turkish stuffs that are identical with mosaic glass and beautiful ceramics. The last, but not least destination, the participants will once again be invited to observe another clue of great Turkish empire, in Byzantine era, Hagia Sophia – a classical Greek with a big golden dome museum/church. For the participant will be transferred to the airport, the journey will be completely done after the participants take their time to Hagia Shopia.

Arrival

The six days journey may be already ended, however; the participants will keep going on with their unforgettable experiences. What a great Turkish journey experience!

+ DAY 1

Departure

The participants will start realizing what they have been imagine about Turkey; a country spanning two continents and invaluable and cultural heritage to be explore, and one important thing will be experience the education system.

Flying overnight and spend their night at the sky, the participants will prepare for tomorrow remarkable experience

+ DAY 2

Istanbul Atatürk Airport – Blue Mosque – Topkapi Palace

The journey will start where the participants arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They will first meet their PIC and directly be guided to most photogenic building in Istanbul, Blue Mosque. Ornamented by inferior glass, high ceilings and luxurious tiles, the participants will get the euphoria of undeniable civilization of Istanbul, Turkey. The participants’ first day journey will be completed by Topkapi Palace. This palace is a symbol of administrative Ottoman Sultans, and now becomes a large museum in Turkey. From these two places the participants will witness the evidence of great empire in the past.

+ DAY 3

Istanbul University – Yildiz Technical University – Taksim Square – Panorama 1453

On the next day, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience educational program in Istanbul University and Yildiz Technical University as two of the best universities in Turkey. What participants have will be campus tour and workshop session with lecturer or the representation of the university. The participants will not only visit the university, but also obtain the teaching-learning process in abroad, which is Turkey. The second day, will not only be spent by having campus visit, but also get a chance to visit Taksim Square as major tourism district around Turkey where many restaurants, shops and hotels laid on. The participants will be able to spend their leisure time there before heading to the next destination, Panorama 1453. Panorama 1453 is an historical museum and will be the best place for the participants to reveal the Ottoman lineage, and history of the Conqueror, Mehmed II. What is the more interesting things to learn but history? Nothing.

+ DAY 4

Bogazici University – Koç University – Miniatürk – Imaginarium – Galata Tower

The participants will be stop by at one of the prestigious university in Turkey, Bogazici University to have campus tour and meet the student ambassadors. Feeling the other atmosphere of Turkish university, the participants will be lead to Koç University as non-profit private university but becoming one of the leading universities in Turkey, and learn educational system in world class university. Not only campus visit that the participants will experience in the fourth day, but they also will feel like like a giant and discover Miniatürk as the largest miniature theme park in to world to see the whole Turkey in a day. After witnessing hundred miniature models, the participants will move to Imaginarium, toy stores, just for wandering and sightseeing. Furthermore, the participants will visit Turkish landmark, Galata Tower and enjoy the warm afternoon in Turkey.

+ DAY 5

Bosphorus – Spice Bazaar – Grand Bazaar – Hagia Sophia

The last day will be spent by visiting several destinations. Starting from Bosphorus, the participants will discover busy waterway, this is the crucial strait for economic flows in Turkey. Next, the participants will be guided to Spice Bazaar to explore Egyptian bazaar in Turkey and Grand Bazaar as the oldest covered market to see traditional Turkish stuffs that are identical with mosaic glass and beautiful ceramics. The last, but not least destination, the participants will once again be invited to observe another clue of great Turkish empire, in Byzantine era, Hagia Sophia – a classical Greek with a big golden dome museum/church. For the participant will be transferred to the airport, the journey will be completely done after the participants take their time to Hagia Shopia.

+ DAY 6

Arrival

The six days journey may be already ended, however; the participants will keep going on with their unforgettable experiences. What a great Turkish journey experience!

The academic contents of the program are formulated by Gotravindo in collaboration with Istanbul University, Yildiz Technical University, Bogazici University and Koç University.

Every participant will receive an International Certification issued by Gotravindo and partner program

Every participant will receive an International Certification issued by Gotravindo and partner program

All selected delegates will be active in social project as a voluntary program of Gotravindo to support the Indonesian future development. Please be informed the social project name is SEMANGAT MEMBANGUN NEGERI.

Requirements for University Student Exchange Program :

  • University Student or Graduated Student aged between 18-25 years old
  • Physically and Mentally Healthy
  • Good communication skill and knowledge
  • Having good personality and attitude
  • Deal to real contribution in World Education
  • Able to pay program FEE

The participation fee for GOTRAVINDO exchange Program is $900 and includes:

  • International Certificate
  • International Workshop
  • Visa
  • Accommodation (Hotel)
  • Transportation during program
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Leader Program
  • ID Card
  • T-Shirt
  • Merchandise program
  • *Exclude Flight Ticket
  • Choose program : You can select the appropriate program interests and abilities
  • Registration : Make sure the data you enter is correct and in accordance with current conditions
  • Verification : We’ll do a verify and selection to ensure any prospective delegates
  • Admission Letter : We will send the LoA, as official documents You received Prospective Delegates
  • Payment Stage 1 : You are required to make a payment program according the information on the annex to a letter of acceptance
  • Admission Document : You will be guided to complete the immigration documents of State programs
  • On-line Class Mentoring : Intensive information and preparation program will be delivered through interactive learning classes On-line
  • Techincal Meeting : Ensure all information program has been conceived, in order to optimize the quality of the programmes for delegates
  • Prepare Departure : Assist you with the process of departure in Indonesia toward the program, until the service information about programs for parents
  • On Program : At this time You will be undergoing Exchange programs, and study together with students around the world
  • Documentation : We will make your exchange program has a history of taking the best of each moment
  • Alumni Program : The completion of the program is not the end of the friendship, the GAES (Gotravindo Alumni Empowerment Summit) is a routine agenda of the entire exchange program alumni

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