Co-Curricular Learning Certificate

Turkey Co-Curricular Learning Certificate

The Co-Curricular Learning Certificate is a record of the student’s non-academic co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences. The CLC is a self-directed opportunity organized under a series of themes explained at orientation. Students spend a prescribed amount of hours engaged in activities that contribute to the completion of a reflective piece. The work is assessed by The College of Global Studies and the certificate is awarded to students meeting the criteria.

Turkey City of IstanbulStudy abroad students can earn official recognition from Arcadia University for learning achieved outside of the classroom. This unique award, the Co-curricular Learning Certificate, is granted in recognition of the critical learning that happens through participation in different types of learning experiences. The CLC will demonstrate a student’s engagement in programs or activities such as educational activities, internships, service learning, volunteering, lecture series, excursions, field research, workshops, capstone projects, language partnerships and other circumstances that encourage them to learn about the world and their place in it. In the past, students have explored the following themes:

Intersecting Religions

Explore the people, sacred places and identities of the religions of Istanbul to gain insight to their coexistence through the centuries.

Community Service in Turkey

Be committed to a multi-cultural volunteer group, demonstrate a heightened level of intercultural communication and develop an enhanced knowledge of Turkish culture and the routines of daily life.

Turkish Gastronomy

Explore different food traditions in Turkey and trace them to the original regions. Attend short workshops in Turkish food preparation.

Sports and Fanaticism

Learn about the significant role that sports and team identity play in Turkish culture. Attend games, visit neighborhood cafes on game days, interact with fans, and meet with sports figures.