TURKEY – a gateway to the East

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And a journey into a long and rich history and how this has shaped modern-day society.

Key words: History, culture, (UNESCO)World heritage, archeology, architecture, old vs. new, West meets East, youth culture, exchange, modern-day Turkey.

Turkey is a country that has been home to some of the World’s most powerful empires such as the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, which is still evident in the many archeological and cultural heritage sites you will find in Turkey today. Turkey’s history is one of the many reasons why the country is such a popular tourist destination. The country is steeped in history and culture – shaped by many different civilisations – and it can be felt in its cuisine, architecture, and fashion. Additionally, Turkey is famous for its natural wonders and various tourist destinations, such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Black Sea Coast.

Ranum Efterskole College has been a member of UNESCO’s Associated School’s Network for many years and the trip will include a 3-day visit to our friendship school in Izmir, where we will follow the schedule of the students at this international school and explore breathtaking UNESCO heritage sites such as for instance Ephesus of Pergamon.

Activities in Classes

  • Research
  • Planning of trip
  • Prepare information to guide each other during the trip
  • Preparations of presentations for friendship school
  • Connect with other schools

UN’s 17 Development Goals

  • #3 Good Health and Well-being
  • #4 Quality Education
  • #10 Reduced inequalities


Stivkrampe, Difteri, Hepatitis A


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Self-payment: Approx. 3500 DKK

Pocket money: Approx. 1000 DKK recommended

Visa: Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need to buy a visa for Turkey.

The cost are included in the self-payment and teachers will assist in the application, but the school cannot be held responsible for the outcome of the application, as this is entirely a decision made by the Turkish authorities.