Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey
*****Due to the escalation of violence in the region, the Robert College program has been suspended for summer 2016.
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.
2015 Application Process:
Wheaton students in classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 in good academic and social standing (not currently on academic suspension and having no student conduct violations that have resulted in either probation or suspension), 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 2015 semester in order to participate in the interview process.
Interested students apply directly through the Robert College Robert College online application. After an initial screening, select students will participate in a first round interview by the Wheaton College selection committee. Second round interviews will then be extended to a smaller chosen group of students. After the second round interviews, offers will be extended to four students.
Campus interviews take place in March and finalists are selected before spring break. Selected candidates will fly from NY to Istanbul on June 20, 2015 and returned to NY on August 16, 2015.
Questions? Contact Ben Chalot at firstname.lastname@example.org.