My Culture, Your Picture | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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My Culture, Your Picture
AEGEE-Eskişehir
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Other
Theme Take the photos of Anatolian cultural diversity
In cooperation with Culture Working Group
Cities visited Eskişehir, Bursa, Ayvalık, Bergama, Kuşadası, Ephesus, Şirince
Dates
From Thursday, July 4th
To Friday, July 19th
Event fee 190€
Participants 25
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Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for Scuba Diving, Boat Tour
Alternative programme to the optional fee Beach activities, Shopping in the city center
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 50% of the fee in advance
Lodging Gym & Youth Hostel.
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email suaegee-eskisehir.org
Coordinator phone +90 506 944 4194
University support Yes
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment Camera, Towel, Slippers, Sleeping Bag or Mattress, Sun Cream,
Languages used English, Turkish
Activities
-Bar Crawl in Eskişehir and Kuşadası
-Outdoor photography workshops
-Architectural photography workshops
-Belly dancing workshop
-Oil wrestling tournament
-Turkish bath (Hamam)
-Barbecue at Mt. Mysia Olympos
-Boat Tour
-Thematic City Tours at Eskişehir, Bursa, Ayvalık, Kuşadası
-Trip to Şirince, city that not be affected by Apocalaypse ,according to the Mayan.
-Gastronomic workshops (Tatarian, Ottoman & Greek Cousine)
-Trip to Ephesus, city that has defied the years since b.c.6000
-Turkish music workshops
-Legends workshops at mythical places as The Devil's Table & Mt. Ida
-European Night
-Trip to Bergama
-Thematic parties
-Sun,Sea & Sand Times
Ideal participant
The ideal participants have funny personality, smiley face, curiosity about different cultures, willing to explore and always awake for parties. If you have a vivid, enthusiastic, adventurous soul join us.
Pictures (click to view)

Event description
When was the last time you embarked on an adventure that you would never forget for your entire life?

When was the last time you felt like discovering things you didn’t know at all?

Don’t you want to acknowledge a culture integrated with yours?

We are going to get you to live an experience that you’ll never forget and we will also leave you a gallery filled with all those experiences. It doesn’t matter what kind of a camera you have or how much informed you are. You are going to live 15 days on which you’ll discover the Anatolian culture from past to present, travel to the heart of Ottoman Empire and mythology, feel the atmosphere where there is one of the purest airs around the world, enjoy the sea, sand and the sun to the full.

The fact that you are going to become integrated with different people, surprising activities which have been planned for you for a year and the pleasure of entertainment will specialize these perfections.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Come here and find yourself in the sacred gardens of Anatolia. Chase the sun of Anatolia. Seize the moment and pick the life up where you left it off.
Places visited
Eskişehir
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springs. Known as a university town, both Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University (which has one of the largest student enrollments in the world) are based in Eskişehir. The name Eskişehir literally means Old City in Turkish; indeed, the city was founded by the Phrygians in around 1000 BC. The city has a significant population of Turkic Crimean Tatars. It also attracted ethnic Turks emigrating from Balkan countries and and it is chosen as Cultural Capital of Turkıc World.
Bursa
The fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country.Bursa was the capital of the Ottoman State between 1326 and 1365. The city was referred to as "Hüdavendigar" (meaning "God's Gift") during the Ottoman period, while a more recent nickname is "Yeşil Bursa" (meaning "Green Bursa") in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in the surrounding region.
Ayvalık
Ayvalık is a district in Turkey's Balıkesir Province on the Aegean Sea coast, facing the Greek island of Lesbos. It is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounded by low hills to the east which are covered with pine and olive trees.Ayvalık is the perfect place for see the cultural diversity, from Greek culture to Turkish culture. When you are walking on the streets it feels like you are living in those times. Every building still protect its historical structure and you can see mosques and churces stand together.
Kuşadası
Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province.The area has been a centre of art and culture since the earliest times and has been settled by many civilizations since being founded by the Leleges people in 3000 BC. Later settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century. Originally seamen and traders the Ionians built a number of settlements on this coast including Neopolis. Now this is city is well known touristic place in Europe.
Ephesus
The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.