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The UW-Platteville Exchange program at the Middle East Technical University (METU) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Turkey. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in between 12 and 18 credits per semester.

All courses are taken alongside local and international students, and the courses available each term can be found on METU’s website:
View course availablity by semester here:

Read course descriptions here:

Please keep in mind that METU exchange students cannot take courses from evening programs.  In addition, exchange and visiting students do not register on-line. Registration is done in partnership with the International Co-operations Office during the second week of orientation.  

Required Courses

All students studying at METU through UW-Platteville Education Abroad for a semester or academic year are required to take Beginning Turkish, a three-credit course, and Contemporary Turkey, a three-credit course.  Both are taken during orientation and will be partially completed before the semester begins.

Credit Transfer

Credits will be validated on an official METU transcript at the end of the semester.  

The credit hours awarded at METU are measured using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), and students can read more about the American Credit conversion on the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page.  The grades students receive abroad will be converted to the U.S. grading system of A, B, C, etc. based on the official transcript that is received from METU.  UW-Platteville Education Abroad uses the following conversion guide as a guideline, provided by World Education Services, in converting students’ grades:

Please note that this only serves as a general conversion guideline.

While all credits should be transferable, students should work with their academic advisor at their home institution to choose appropriate and beneficial courses from the METU curriculum prior to their semester abroad.  Courses that may fulfill specific requirements for major, minor, general education, or elective requirements towards an American degree must be approved by the appropriate person(s) at the home institution.  Please see the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page for more information.

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