Black-figured amphora, showing Aeneas carrying off Anchises from Troy; ca. 490–480 BC; Attica (Greece) (The Trustees of the British Museum, London)
EXPLORING “AENEAS’ ROUTE”
Are you a student at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities with a special interest in cultural heritage management, (maritime) archaeology, art history, literature, and reception studies? Here comes an exciting, credit-bearing, funded mobility opportunity for you with both virtual and physical components: “Exploring Aeneas’ Route”!
This program is about the Aeneas Route. It includes;
This Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) will provide the students with an opportunity to study the subject in full interaction with students coming from University of Sienna, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, University of Carthage, University of Tirana and Trinity College Dublin. The students will work in transnational groups to collect, analyze and present new material and information on the course content.
Students are required to complete a series of online workshops periodically scheduled between March and June, as well as travel to the University of Sienna in Italy for a short 5-day summer program in September on a funded basis.
Please click here to download the syllabus with the tentative program schedule.
Please note that the schedule is tentative and might be modified according to the students’ or teachers’/instructors’ necessities.
Specific Learning Outcomes;
The program is open to all CSSH students with:
* Students can apply using their expired language scores as well.
* This program might be of special interest to students who have an interest in Classical, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.
*This program is not available for students who will be graduating in June since the physical part of the mobility will take place in September and is mandatory to join.
Students shall be ranked according to the score they have received.
As set by KOÇ UNIVERSITY PROCEDURE FOR INTERNATIONAL BLENDED INTENSIVE PROGRAMS,
Since the BIPs shall be held during the semester, students can take a BIP within their normal course load and if they meet the necessary conditions within the framework of course overload. The total number of courses to be taken (BIP and KU courses) cannot exceed the total number of courses that a student is allowed to take in a given semester. Students who do not have the right to take courses above the normal course load shall be required to write a petition to the Faculty Board if they have a request in this regard. Students who receive a favorable response to their petition shall need to declare this in their application.
4 students will be selected and granted funding.
BIPs take place within the framework of the Erasmus+ program and therefore the selected students will receive a grant to travel for the physical part of the program.
A – Daily Grant for Physical Mobility
|Duration of the activity||Grant amount (Program countries or Partners)|
|Up to 14 days of activity||70 Euros per day|
|From the 15th to the 30th day of the activity||50 Euros per day|
An individual support grant can be awarded for one travel day before the activity and one travel day following the activity. OIP decides and implements this according to the availability of the relevant Erasmus+ budget. Detailed information will be provided to the selected students along with the announcement of the selection results.
B – Additional Grant Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students
An Additional Grant Support may be provided to disadvantaged participants in addition to the regular grant they will receive. In order to qualify for the said grant, the disadvantaged participant is defined as an individual with limited economic and social opportunities and who fits into the following sub-categories:
The following amounts of Additional Grant Support can be provided for short-term physical mobility to students who meet the above criteria, upon their request and provided that they document this situation in their application:
|Type of Mobility||Amount of Additional Grant Support|
|Short student mobility between 5 – 14 days||100 Euros in addition to the total daily grant|
|Short student mobility between 15 – 30 days||150 Euros in addition to the total daily grant|
C – Travel Grant for Disadvantaged Students
|Distance||Standard Travel Grant Amount||Green Travel Grant Amount|
|10 – 99 KM||23|
|100 – 499 KM||180||210|
|500 – 1999 KM||275||320|
|2000 – 2999 KM||360||410|
|3000 – 3999 KM||530||610|
|4000 – 7999 KM||820|
|8000 KM and above||1500|
The Travel Grant for Disadvantaged Students is given based on the same criteria as in the previous section.
D – NEW: Green Travel Grant (for all students)
With the new Erasmus+ Program students are encouraged to use low-emissions means of transport for the main part of the travel, such as bus, train or car-pooling.
Students who will use these means of transport will receive a single contribution of 50 EUR as a top-up amount to the individual support and up to 4 days of extra grant to cover travel days for a return trip, if relevant.
IMPORTANT: At the end of the mobility, students are obliged to present the OIP documents (bus ticket, train ticket, etc.) proving that the green travel has taken place.
E – Erasmus Disability Grant / Inclusion Support
Inclusion Support is available for students with disabilities and health conditions wishing to participate in the Blended Intensive Program and where participation would not be possible without extra financial support. Inclusion Support is provided in order to maintain adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person, etc. The Inclusion Support is offered when disabilities or health conditions lead to additional mobility costs, which exceed the maximum grant allocations allowed, and which cannot be recovered from other sources. The grant covers approved actual costs.
Requirements for application:
Special Need Support Request Form must be submitted to OIP when applying for a BIP in order to be considered for the Inclusion Support. This form includes the following:
Student’s application must include;
After physical mobility:
To cancel your application after getting selected, you need to submit a cancellation notice to the OIP, by sending your petition in an e-mail to email@example.com
To download the cancellation notice, please click here.
All selected students must fill this out
2- Special Need Support Request Form
Student selection for the “Exploring Aeneas’ Route” Blended Intensive Program has been finalized. Please click here to see the results.
Nilüfer Akpınar Şahin, International Projects and Education Programs Team Leader
0549 778 65 82