Organised in the form of short-term academic programs for students from different countries between June and September, Eastern Mediterranean University’s International Summer School finished at the end of September.
Targeted towards young individuals, this year’s International Summer School hosted around 1000 students from 20 different countries. Having been hosted on EMU Campus, student participants of the said school had a chance to benefit from academic programs as well as various possibilities of the university including beach club and sports facilities. Shopping tours organised specificly for the participants of EMU’s International Summer School supported the businesses during the summer period which is named as the ‘dead season’ due to low number of students residing in the city.
Coordinator of EMU International Office and International Summer School Ulaş Gökçe stated that within the framework of the International Summer School, they paid 45 visits to food-related businesses and provided the student participants with the opportunity of getting to know local delicacies. In this respect, student participants were taken to restaurants in Karpaz and Kyrenia regions for 48 times, which posed positive contributions to country’s economy. Gökçe also added that within the framework of EMU’s International Summer School, 23 academic staff members working on a part time basis taught in the said summer school programs, which contributed to their income levels during the summer period.
Gökçe put forth that the international summer school has brought around 1 million 600 thousand TL to EMU and around 4 million TL to the TRNC’s economy. Gökçe also added that they are expecting to host around 2000 students during EMU’s International Summer School in 2016.
EMU International Summer School will continue its activities in the form of short term academic programs and internship opportunities targeted towards master’s and PhD students as well as academicians and researchers.