Webster Geneva Students Study Art History in Istanbul

| July 18, 2014
Webster Geneva students learned why Istanbul was known as  the “city of the world’s desire”  due to its prime location ”surrounded by a garland of waters."

Webster Geneva students learned why Istanbul was known as the “city of the world’s desire” due to its prime location ”surrounded by a garland of waters.”

Students visited Istanbul as part of an art history course in the Global Citizenship Program.

Students visited Istanbul as part of an art history course in the Global Citizenship Program.

The Global Citizenship Program has led to a variety of courses specifically designed to prepare students with the skills needed to meet the demands of high-impact learning in this interconnected and global century.

Once such offering at Webster’s Geneva campus is an art history course that included a one-week study abroad component to Istanbul, Turkey, led by professor Maryvelma O’Neil.

On the trip, students discovered first-hand why the city formerly known as Constantinople was described during the Byzantine Empire as the “city of the world’s desire.”

“Life-long memories were made: our boat cruise to the Asian side of the city, whirling Dervishes, animated group meals, glittering arcades and hidden warrens of spice bazaars. At Webster University the classroom goes to the world!”

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