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New dual degree program with Turkey brings SUNY New Paltz into new frontier

photo of Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The State University of New York at New Paltz has established a collaboration with the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK) that will bring more than 100 Turkish students to the New Paltz campus next summer to study business and economics. Students participating in the YÖK-SUNY Dual Diploma Program will complete their undergraduate degree by traveling to New Paltz for three years during the summer to attend classes. Students who sign up for the program will study at Istanbul Technical University, the oldest technical university in Turkey, and the Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankura. "In concert with our central mission in educating students who can contribute as productive members in a global society, we are looking forward to receiving Turkish students on our campus starting next summer,” said S. Ilgü Özler, campus coordinator of the YÖK-SUNY Dual Diploma Programs. “There were a large number of applications for a few spots and we are very excited about the high quality of students whom we met in Turkey on a recent visit. The collaborative effort between SUNY and YÖK brings us into a new frontier in international education that will allow students to develop a truly global perspective.” Under this program, the students will also have the opportunity to develop excellent English language skills, both in the Turkish classroom and in a native English environment, and complete a rigorous undergraduate degree program in less than four years that will prepare them for a range of careers. To learn more about the areas of study, schedule and fees of the YÖK-SUNY Dual Diploma program, visit the new comprehensive Web site at

October 13, 2003
Vol. 1, Issue 1

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