Crowdfunding Thank You!

As I’m sure some of you have realized, we not only reached our goal of $7000, but exceeded it by more than $1000! We also set a GSU goal with over 100 individual donors to our crowdfunding efforts. We sincerely THANK YOU your generosity (and for not de-friending our students for spamming your newsfeed).

While our fundraising efforts are now wrapping up, we won’t be coasting until May. Instead, we’ve already switched gears and are focusing on our content specific projects, as well as media outreach. Please continue to follow us as we continue flipping the study abroad model!

And last but not lease, although the official thank you email goes out later this week, we couldn’t wait to share our final thank you video and blooper reel. ENJOY!


This website is simply a classroom project that uses a conventional study abroad trip, student talent, and faculty expertise to fill an important information gap concerning Turkish politics and the Syrian crisis. Overseen by faculty mentors Dr. Abbas Barzegar and Dr. Rashid Naim of Georgia State University, advanced graduate students and undergraduates from various disciplines were placed in small working groups tasked with explore key subject areas. They did this by conducting research before their trip and interviewing experts. During their three-week trip they continued this process as they visited NGOs, think tanks, and cultural sites. Every day they documented their experiences through the content material that can be found on this site. See this brief article about the project for more information.





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