Koc University Summer Academy: Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development

About the program

UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development is proud to offer a one-week international summer academy on “Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This program aims to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and democrats to share with the participants their academic and professional knowledge and experience.

The academy will take place from Monday to Friday (09:00- 16:00) including seminars, interactive workshops and side visits.

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KOC University Gender Academy

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines with a focus on program topics and those who have interest in women’s empowerment and gender issues.

  • Must be proficient enough in English to handle course materials and seminars

Go Global Eligibility

  • Must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application

  • Be a UBC student in good standing (e.g not be under academic or non-academic discipline)

  • Should have a full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your abroad experience

Awards and Program Costs

Program Cost

The fee for the Academy is 1,275 Euros ( Approx, 1,900 CAD) for the 5 day program and includes accommodation at Koc University Campus and breakfast and lunch on program days. It also covers the expenses of course materials, field trips and other social programs. The fee for the Academy does not include travel cost to Istanbul and transportation to Koc University. It is the participant’s responsibility to arrange their own travel and transportation to Koc University.     

For participants who wish to self-arrange their accommodation in Istanbul, the fee for the Academy is 957 Euros (Approx. 1,440 CAD).

Go Global Fee

The Go Global Fee ( $415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to all Go Global programs. The fee will be posted to your SSC tuition account 1-3 weeks following acceptance to participate in the program. You will be notified of the due date by the email once the fee is posted (typically 2 weeks following posting).

Please see the Enrolment Service’s page on making payments to your tuition account.

Go Global Award

Selected students are eligible to receive a Go Global award valued at $1000. 

How to apply

The application is completed in two steps:

1. Students are encouraged to apply online to Go Global by June 27, 2019. In your application please include a brief statement outlining outlining how this program contributes to your academic and personal goals.

2. Nominated students will then apply directly to the partner school online by  July 14 2019

Contact Go Global

Go Global Vancouver

Go Global's campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm