Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Announcing the opening of International Issues in Istanbul (GBA 491) : Alabama in Istanbul

Announcing the opening of International Issues in Istanbul (GBA 491): Alabama in Istanbul

This course is a course in international marketing and business taught by marketing professor Dr. Glenn Richey http://cba.ua.edu/personnel/GlennRichey.html from May 15th to 30th. Istanbul provides a perfect setting for all majors in the discussion of inter-organizational trade issues today and throughout history. The region is at the crossroads of nearly every historic empire, displays fantastic Roman and Byzantine infrastructure, and shifts from the strength of Ottoman trade to the evolution of Ataturk's business power. As such, the course will center on international business-to-business relationships, including but not limited to components of economics, politics, culture, demography, geography/nature, and technology. As for uniqueness, today Turkey boasts one of the worlds leading emerging economies despite being excluded from the EU for many years. The country also offers students a safe and unique opportunity to experience a culture where capitalism and Islam mix successfully. In brief, where else can a student spend the day in both Europe and Asia without leaving the host city? The course will offer a truly unique international experience and bolster nearly any student’s academic experience and resume.


Site visits and excursions are an integral part of the Alabama in Istanbul program. Site visits and excursions are planned (subject to change at director's discretion) to the following:
· Ankara Castle & Ataturk's Mausoleum
· Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome & Constantine's Column
· Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia
· Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
· Cappadocia, Silk Road & Underground City
· Çemberlitas Baths & Topkapi and Dolmabahce Palace
· Izmir, Ephesus, Pergamon, Gallipoli & Troy
· The Grand, Spice & Egyptian Bazaars
· And more…

For more information or to sign-up… please contact Dr. Richey.

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available through Capstone International Academic Programs

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