Mcgee Center Programs

The McGhee Center is an intimate, academically rigorous program for students interested in exploring the encounters between East and West.  From the time of Alexander the Great, the port of Alanya was a crucial link in Mediterranean commerce with Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and the Holy Land. As such, it bears traces of the Hellanistic, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations.

Currently, the McGhee Center runs a fall semester program. Those interested in spending a full year abroad may choose to transition to our Turkish partner institution in Istanbul, Koç University, in the spring semester.

The program welcomes not only Georgetown students to apply, but also undergraduates from other American universities and colleges. Past McGhee Center alumni include students from Williams, Duke, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Elon, Wellesley, Boston College, and Sweet Briar College.

The McGhee Center emphasizes seeing Turkey with a week-long orientation in Istanbul, with group excursions to: Edirne, Bursa, Konya, Antalya, Cappadocia, and Cyprus.  The program also offers the unique opportunity to see more parts of Turkey during a week-long study tour .

For information on how to apply to the McGhee Center, please go to