Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey
Wheaton has been sending students to the Robert College program in Istanbul, Turkey since 1992. Approximately four Wheaton students will be selected to serve in this summer's day camp program for middle school-aged children. Conducted in English, the goal is to improve the campers' English language skills through a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, computers, and theater.
Selected Wheaton students will receive round-trip economy airfare from New York City, free room and board on the Robert College campus, and a stipend from Robert College and Wheaton College totaling $3,000. The Robert College counselors will be expected to cover the cost of any immunizations necessary for travel, as well as carry international health insurance.
Wheaton students in classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 in good academic and social standing, aided or non-aided, including those currently enrolled in a Wheaton-approved off-campus program,are eligible to apply. If you are currently studying away from campus, you must be returning to Wheaton for the Spring 2014 semester in order to participate in the interview process.
Interested students will apply directly through the Robert College webpage. Students will be contacted by a Robert College representative to schedule a Skype interview with their office in Istanbul AND by the Wheaton College selection committee.
Last year, campus interviews took place throughout the month of March and finalists were selected in April. Selected candidates flew from NY to Istanbul on Friday, June 21, 2013 and returned to NY on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Nataja Flood, Stuart MacLean, Myra Parsonnet, and Wilson Sadowski all served as counselors in 2013 and would be great resources to learn about the program from a student’s perspective.