Students and faculty visit Hereke, Turkey, a center of silk rug-making.

Summer Travel Intensive to Turkey

The Summer Travel Intensive, Turkey: Where East Meets West, allowed students to earn 3 studio credits in fiber (or 3D studio elective), with an optional 3 credits in art history.

The program gave students the opportunity to experience an inexhaustibly rich culture steeped in time from ancient to modern, from Asia to Europe. Students were immersed in the history of Turkey, where centuries of trade, the silk route, conquest, and religious wars shaped the country and its people.  Highlights of the program were visits to excavations at Ephesus, Miletus, and Priene, and the opporunity to view works in ceramic tile and textiles, beautifully traditional woven rugs, and hand-embroidered folk costumes.

Learn about current Summer Travel Intensives offered at MICA.