A city with more than 3,000 years of history, Ankara is a unique combination of old and new, east and west. This capital city of Turkey is home to some 3 million people, many of whom are university students and international expats there on business, lending a truly global feel to the shops, hotels, restaurants and pedestrian-only areas.
Course of Study
Union engineering students may participate in this exchange program with Middle East Technical University (METU), a state university with approximately 23,000 students. METU hosts over 1,500 international students from nearly 80 different countries.
All courses are taught in English, which has greatly facilitated METU's efforts to accommodate international students and researchers. Additionally, the 13 undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) programs in the USA. Any credits that you take at METU would go to help satisfy your LCC requirements and/or transfer back as Free Electives.
Mechanical Engineers: If you are "on track" in your program, you can go to the METU Fall term abroad. You will need to ask your advisor to know if you are on track.
- Declared engineering major.
- The fall term is primarily geared toward mechanical engineering and bioengineering majors.
- The winter/spring terms are geared primarily toward computer engineering and electrical engineering majors.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
There are no Union faculty members in residence in Turkey.
The application date is the third Friday of spring term for Winter/Spring. For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.