GO Cyprus: A Table Divided
GO Cyprus is a two-week summer program centered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Students are immersed in Cyprus’ rich history and 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.
Cost: Summer 2014 was $5,550 (subject to change); includes flights, all activities and instruction, lodging and most meals.
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