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24295
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Legends & History of Turkey

Embark on a virtual journey to the Mediterranean to immerse yourself in the history and legends of Troy, Ephesus and Cappadocia on this learning adventure, live from Turkey!
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Program No. 24295RJ
Length
3 days
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349
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Legends & History of Turkey

Embark on a virtual journey to the Mediterranean to immerse yourself in the history and legends of Troy, Ephesus and Cappadocia on this learning adventure, live from Turkey!
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24295 RJ
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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Accommodation Details

Learn from the comfort of your own home.

3 days
1
Welcome, Orientation, Introductions, Troy
From the comfort of your own home.
2
Review of the Day, Ephesus
From the comfort of your own home.
3
Review of the Day, Cappadocia, Program Concludes
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

There’s no end to what you can learn when you study the legends and history of Turkey — from your home! Join local experts live from Turkey for a first-hand look into the ancient lands of Troy, Ephesus and Cappadocia during this online learning adventure. From the comfort of your home, embark on virtual field trips to explore the archaeological settlements of these historic places, and take in the artifacts of the Troy Museum, Ephesus Museum and Goreme Open Air Museum. Throughout your learning adventure, attend lectures that shed light on Homer and the Iliad, early Roman and Christian traditions, and the geological evolution of Cappadocia and its landscape. Share your enthusiasm for ancient history with your fellow Road Scholars as you delight in seeing ancient history come to life before your eyes.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Immerse yourself in Trojan history during a virtual field trip to the archaeological settlement of Troy and the new Troy Museum.
  • Explore the marble streets, millennia-old temples and impressive buildings of Ephesus during a virtual field trip, and take in the artifacts of the Ephesus Museum.
  • Journey to Cappadocia on a virtual field trip to explore its underground city and the Goreme Open Air Museum, pay a visit to a local potter’s workshop and take in a Whirling Dervish ceremony.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Kazim Uzunoglu
Kazim started his tourism career as a licensed national guide in Turkey in 1987. He studied Economics at the University of Virginia but decided to stick to the travel business. After many years of leading educational tour programs around Turkey, he switched to the organizational side of the operation in 2004 and started running Baltac Tourism and Travel, the program provider for Road Scholar in Turkey. He is committed to offering the best educational programs to the discerning Road Scholar participants. His hobbies are riding motorcycles around the world, vintage cars and motorcycles, photography, and rock'n roll music.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Volkan Yazici was born in 1980 and studied physics engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He became a professional group leader in 2005, specializing in art history and architecture. His hobbies include reading and playing basketball, chess, and bridge. He says he loves being a group leader because it motivates self-improvement through interaction with people. “It is also very rewarding to introduce Turkey to Road Scholars as the way it is," Volkan says.
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Kazim Uzunoglu View biography
Kazim started his tourism career as a licensed national guide in Turkey in 1987. He studied Economics at the University of Virginia but decided to stick to the travel business. After many years of leading educational tour programs around Turkey, he switched to the organizational side of the operation in 2004 and started running Baltac Tourism and Travel, the program provider for Road Scholar in Turkey. He is committed to offering the best educational programs to the discerning Road Scholar participants. His hobbies are riding motorcycles around the world, vintage cars and motorcycles, photography, and rock'n roll music.
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Sami Ozcini View biography
Sami Ozcini has shared his love for Turkey — and his home city of Istanbul — with Road Scholar participants for more than 12 years. His on-site lectures bring a different perspective to understanding and appreciating the rich history and legacy of Istanbul. A graduate of Marmara University, Sami has a degree in English literature and enjoys traveling throughout Europe, Australia and the U.S. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking and acting as a referee for amateur football games in Istanbul.
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Zeynep Kuban View biography
Dr. Zeynep Kuban is an assistant professor of architecture at Istanbul Technical University, one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey. Her special area of interest is architectural history. Dr. Kuban’s lectures to Road Scholar participants share her wonderful insights on the creation of one of the world’s most architecturally fascinating cities from early Roman times to the 21st century.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Iliad
by Homer
Ancient Ephesus: The History and Legacy of One of Antiquity’s Greatest Cities
by Charles River Editors
The Discovery of Troy and its Lost History
by Bernard Jones
Caves of God: Cappadocia and its Churches
by Spiro Kostof





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