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  • Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Boat, Hotel
Minimum GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students
Academic Department:
Urban and Regional Planning
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Jessica Tharp
Course(s) Offered:
URPL 6000
Faculty Leader:
Korkut Onaran
College of Architecture & Planning
Program Description:


  • Navigate around Bodrum Peninsula with a week-long yacht trip
  • Present design policies, strategies, and plans to Turkish officials and residents
  • Explore Myndos, Bitez, Turgutreis, Yalikavak, Türkbükü, and recently developed vacation towns
  • Complete two weeks of studio work in Bodrum while taking daily trips to olive farms and wineries


This program will focus on the Mediterranean coast fo turkey, in particular the developments on Bodrum Peninsula. The subject matters will include economic and social sustainability, diversification of the local economy, slow food, slow money, slow democracy, slow tourism, eco-tourism, food tourism, urban farming, authenticity, third place, loose space, vernacular.

Bodrum Peninsula has observed a significant amount of tourism development in last few decades. Second home communities and vacation towns have been among the predominant forms of tourism development. The peninsula offers a diversity of small tones, each with their unique character.

In spite of the increasing densities, farming continues to be productive, especially in the form of small gardening establishments. This creates many opportunities for developing a food tourism industry, a subject the studio will be focusing on.


Course Information

  • 6 Credits
  • URPL 6910 & studio credits given on a case-by-case basis

Course Requirements

  • URPL 6625


Shared accommodation



  • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, some meals, ground transportation, & health insurance
  • Not Included: Airfare, most meals, personal expenses

Faculty Leader


This program is directed by Dr. Korkut Onaran. Contact them at

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

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CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding:

This program is currently not accepting applications.