Summer opportunity at IUIL, Istanbul (4 April)

Joseph North
Monday 21 March 2022

We have been offered two places at the International University for Intercultural Leadership between 17 July and 31 July 2022. The theme of this year’s programme is ‘The Effects of Inequalities on Society’.

This opportunity is open to:

  • Undergraduates who will be studying Honours level modules in 2022-2023.
  • Postgraduate taught students who will be registered throughout July 2022.

The International University for Intercultural Leadership is under the patronage of UNESCO and organised by the NGO Project Aladdin. This year’s programme will be held at Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. Selected students will receive accommodation, tuition, meals, cultural events, and field trips. If selected, you will need to cover your travel expenses to/from Istanbul; any visa costs (if you require a visa for Turkey) and any personal expenses.

The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday 4 April 2022. Please note that, if selected, you will need to be in touch with the Global Office in a timely fashion to supply a CV and covering letter (which can reuse text from your application).

About the IUIL ‘The Effects of Inequalities on Society’

The IUIL is under the patronage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and was launched in 2013 by the Paris-based international NGO, Project Aladdin. More than 70 prestigious universities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas now participate in the programme

This year’s two-week programme will be looking into the impact of inequalities on society, particularly on social cohesion. There are many aspects to the challenges posed by inequality: it tends to reduce the pace and durability of growth; it can undermine social cohesion, social justice and human rights, and the interconnectedness of inequalities means some groups have consistently worse opportunities than those of their fellow citizens. Among the most common group identities resulting in exclusion are gender, race, caste, ethnicity, religion, region, and disability status. Income inequality often leads to uneven access to health and

UNESCO will organize a workshop to introduce the students to its new “Toolkit for Intercultural Dialogue”, while field trips will enable students to form a deeper understanding of intercultural relations in Turkey and the situation of ethnic and religious minorities.

The course includes:

  • Morning lectures
  • Small group workshop/research and study sessions.
  • Visits to Istanbul and its World Heritage sites
  • Range of social, cultural and musical activities

Participants will receive a certificate of participation from the organisers.

You can read more in the programmes Brochure ISU 2022. Please note that the organisation’s website,, is currently outdated, but is being updated. Please contact [email protected] for an application form. You will need to contact us for an application form before 1700 on Friday 1 April.

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