In December 2013, 28 Nanyang students came to KU to have a set of lectures. They had an intense schedule of 36 hours of lectures on topics such as Ottoman history, minority issues, Türkiye and the Middle East, Caspian Basin and energy politics, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish – American relations, Türkiye and the European Union, Turkish-Chinese relations, Turkish politics, archeology etc. Due to the success of the program it has been repeated every year and plans for the 2021 program are ongoing.

In addition to their academic experience, the students are also engaged in lots of cultural activities such as guided city tours organized by the OIP.

Co-developed with Nanyang Technological University, “Prelude to the Middle East” will come to Koç in December 2021 for the seventh time.