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GO Cyprus: A Table Divided

GO Cyprus is a two-week summer program centered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Students are immersed in Cyprus’ rich history Cyprusand explore the political division between the Turkish-Cypriot Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Greek-Cypriot Republic of Cyprus, and how those identities are often reflected in the foods people eat. Students participate in a cooking class designed to compare and contrast the differing cultures of Greek Cyprus and Turkish Cyprus.  

This program includes several day trips to both the northern and southern parts of the beautiful Mediterranean Island, such as  Argos and Troodos mountain villages, Kourion and Kolossi castles, and a nature reserve on the Akamas peninsula.  

Learn about interesting cultural subjects, such as lacemaking in Lefkara and the politics of traditional cheesemaking.

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus; day trips to north and south sides of the island  

Dates: Summer 2015 

Prerequisites: Readings and research as assigned by the program directors.  

Academic Credit: Two semester hours; satisfies the GO requirement of the Central Curriculum  

Majors of Interest: Open to all majors.  

Application: Online application available on mySU.  

Financial aid:  Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.  

Program Directors:  Tammy Tobin, professor of biology; Andrea Lopez, associate professor of policital science; and Christina Dinges, Office of Cross-Cultural Programs

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