Koç University Summer School on International Migration and the Crisis!Author: Office of International Programs / Uluslararası Programlar Ofisi
The Basic Instinct: Survival
International Migration and the Crisis
This course is structured with lectures, guest lecturers and student presentations, participatory observations via field trips, writing an academic article on global migration and crisis, and optional service learning activities as in volunteer work at NGOs working with refugees!
Doğuş Şimşek, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoç)
Check-in to dorms: July 10, 2016
Orientation on Campus: July 11, 2016
Course dates: July 11 – July 29, 2016
Check-out from dorms: July 30, 2016
3 weeks of classes + service learning activities
You will earn 6 ECTS credits at the end of the course.
Course Description:International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. This course will not only seek to learn from, but also to evaluate, critique, and expand existing methods. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own professional thinking in this field.
Taking the recent mass refugee movement as the case study, this course aims to offer participants an understanding of the complex and varied nature of global migration in general and forced migration in specific and their centrality to global, regional and national processes of political, social and economic change and of the needs of displaced people themselves. On completion participants will:
The program fee: 1250 USD*Excludes accommodation on campus, meals, costs associated with service learning activities (transportation etc.), other miscellaneous expenses.
Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights): 525 USD
Accommodation on campus is recommended, but optional.
The program offers merit-based scholarships listed below.
To apply, students are required to submit:
If you have any problems with creating an application or have any question, please email program coordinator Nilüfer Akpınar Şahin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: April 15, 2016